Maha CM criticises proposed mega-alliance

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday took potshots at "maha-gatbandhan" or mega alliance, saying the proposed bloc is devoid of any issues.

Addressing a joint public rally here with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, the chief minister said the opposition combine's only agenda is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

All the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra will vote in four phases between April 11 and April 29.

Thackeray said though Sena had differences with the BJP over certain issues, but the party decided to forge a tie-up for the welfare of the people.

"Late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan and Shiv Sena founder late Balasaheb Thackerayhad planted the sapling of the BJP-Sena alliance which has manifested into a huge tree now," he said.

Prominent BJP leaders and minister were present on the occasion.