(From The Economic Times)
Byline: Manish Pachouly
Ramdas Athavale MP, Dalit leader, On the prospects of joining hands with the Sena.
Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray recently asked Dalits to join hands with his party. Is there any chance of a pre-poll alliance?
The Sena feels that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting more benefit from their alliance and they want to leave it. However, we'll consider the alliance only if they accept secularism and change their thinking on minorities. They should assure minorities' safety. The Sena must also change its stand on the Ram Mandir issue.
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