Waking ahead in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday confirmed that there was no change in the seat-sharing formula worked out with the BJP, further awaiting state regime’s response to the statement.
“The announcement of political alliance between the BJP and Shiv Sena was made ahead of the Lok Sabha elections this year in Mumbai itself. There is no change in the seat-sharing formula we have worked out since then”, Thackrey said while addressing the forum.
During a joint press conference addressed by BJP chief Amit Shah and Thackeray in February this year, the two parties said they would contest an equal number of seats and leave the remaining for other parties in the ruling alliance.
However, it is in the last week that Maharashtra BJP’s president Chandrakant Patil said a seat-sharing agreement between his party and ally Shiv Sena would have to be worked out for the state polls, due in September-October, as the current situation leaves very few seats for new entrants.
In last one month, the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena have inducted nearly 12 senior Congress and NCP leaders, leading to speculations that both the saffron allies may contest the state Assembly polls separately, like in 2014. The BJP and Shiv Sena contested the 2014 state polls separately, but later came together to form the government in a post-poll arrangement that year.
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