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Poll results a sign of warning for BJP before 2019 general elections: Sena

Shiv Sena cautioned the saffron party, saying the Monday's result should also be taken as a sign of warning for 2019 general elections

ANI  |  Mumbai 

Narendra Modi, Uddhav Thackeray
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on Tuesday said 'model' of development has been 'shaken' after (BJP) won the polls with 99 seats as opposed to its intended target of 150.

Though Sena, in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' daily, congratulated for its win in and Gujarat, it also cautioned the saffron party and said the Monday's result should also be taken as a sign of warning for 2019 general elections.

Sena, which shares an acrimonious relationship with the despite being a coalition partner, said the party could not even touch the triple-figure mark in the Prime Minister Modi's home state of Gujarat, whose development is cited as a model for other states.

"Prime Minister evoked Gujarati identity, Pakistan, Hindu-Muslim in his campaigning but nobody talked about the so called development that has taken place in past 22 years," Sena said in its mouthpiece.

Sena also noted that Demonetisation and Goods and Service Tax did not affect in urban centres, but Uddhav Thackeray-led party highlighted that Paatidar leader Hardik Patel attracted thousands of people in its rallies, and Congress, along with the young leaders, managed to stop at 99.

Sena concluded by saying that the 'model' has been shaken, and hoped that it would not get completely destroyed in 2019.

First Published: Tue, December 19 2017. 10:39 IST