First Shiv Sena, Now SAD. As BJP Loses its 2 Oldest Allies in a Year, Does it Signal a Fading Saffron?

The SAD has severed its close to a two-and-a-half-decade-old alliance with the BJP in protest against these bills.
Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut took a swipe at the BJP, saying that he does not consider the alliance led by the saffron party as the NDA as his party and the SAD were among its pillars.
Except for the period between 2013-2017, he has been with the BJP and the face of the NDA in Bihar.
"Neither could the BJP have offered the CM's chair to the Sena nor could it roll back its agenda of agriculture reforms," he said.
In the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, the Telugu Desam Party had also broken its alliance with the BJP over the issue of special status for Andhra Pradesh.

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