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Shiv Sena will suffer if it snaps ties with BJP: Athawale

Press Trust of India  |  Jalna (Maharashtra) 

and RPI (A) leader today appealed to the not to break its alliance with the BJP, saying any such act will result in electoral losses for it.

The Dalit leader also asserted that his own party's alliance with the the BJP remains intact.

The for Social Justice and Empowerment said the will suffer in elections if it quits the BJP-led NDA.

"If the Sena does not ally with the BJP, it will suffer in upcoming elections," he said, addressing a press conference here in North

The said he will speak to and persuade him to talk to Sena on continuing the alliance between the two saffron parties.

The Sena and the BJP are part of the governments at the Centre and also in

Sena has earlier announced that it will contest all future polls alone.

Last week, had called on Thackeray in and the meeting was seen as an effort to reduce the tension between the bickering allies.

Asked about the rising incidents of atrocities on Dalits in the country, Athawale blamed them on the existing social system and maintained that the government was not responsible for such cases.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 18:10 IST