The anatomy of an alliance: The BJP-Shiv Sena story4 min read . Updated: 22 Sep 2014, 06:20 PM IST
Despite the bonhomie between the two parties, their relations have often been described as a marriage of convenience
The Shiv Sena’s foray into electoral politics has rather curious origins. Its founder Balasaheb Thackeray supported the Emergency, allied with various Congress factions, most notably the Congress (O) in the 1971 Lok Sabha elections.
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