Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Politics and Nation

11,661.8575.5
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Our alliance with BJP a certainty: Shiv Sena leader

The alliance would be announced on or before BJP Chief Amit Shah's Mumbai visit on September 22.

PTI|
Sep 20, 2019, 12.49 PM IST
0Comments
BJP Shvi Sena BCCL
MUMBAI: Shiv Sena and BJP will contest the next month's Maharashtra Assembly elections jointly, a senior Sena leader said here on Friday.

The alliance would be announced on or before BJP chief Amit Shah's Mumbai visit on September 22, Sena secretary Anil Desai told a TV channel.

Desai's comments came on the sidelines of a meeting of senior Sena leaders held in Mumbai on Friday, to discuss poll preparations.

On reports that the Sena will contest 126 seats and the BJP 162 of the total 288 seats in the Assembly, Desai declined to comment on the figures, adding the seat sharing will be as decided by Thackeray and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Diwakar Raote, senior Shiv Sena leader and minister in Maharashtra government had recently said the alliance will break if the Sena doesn't get to contest 50 per cent of the seats.

A few days later Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said, "BJP will have to respect the 50-50 formula that was decided in presence of Shah and Fadnavis."

BJP and Shiv Sena contested 2014 state Assembly elections separately after they failed to arrive at a seat- sharing formula.

After the BJP formed the government in October 2014, the Sena joined the ministry the same year.

Also Read

Shiv Sena releases manifesto, no mention of Aarey

Shiv Sena pact almost finalised: BJP leaders

Congress MLA Abdul Sattar joins Shiv Sena

Nashik Shiv Sena unit quits over BJP MLA candidature

Squables between Shiv Sena, BJP not a recent phenomenon: Aaditya Thackeray

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service