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Shiv Sena to contest around 50 seats in Bihar, says party MP Anil Desai

The Shiv Sena on Thursday released a list of 22 leaders who will campaign in Bihar

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Bihar Elections  | Shiv Sena | Bihar Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The VVPAT machines, which will be attached to the EVMs, will allow voters to verify if their vote has gone to the intended candidate. (Photo: pib.nic.in)
File photo of VVPAT machines (Photo: pib.nic.in)

The is going to contest

around 50 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls, party MP Anil Desai said on Sunday.

Talking to PTI, Desai said the does not have an alliance with any party for polls in the eastern state.

"The is contesting around 50 seats. We have fielded our candidates in constituencies where we have our cadre involved in public work," the Rajya Sabha member said.

He also said the Shiv Sena's election symbol for polls will be a "man blowing tura" (trumpet).

The Election Commission had earlier disallowed the Shiv Sena from using its party symbol 'bow and arrow' in the Assembly polls over similarity with the 'arrow' symbol of the JD(U).

Asked about the schedule of Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for campaigning in Bihar, Desai said the details would be provided by the party and the CM himself.

The Shiv Sena on Thursday released a list of 22 leaders who will campaign in Bihar.

Besides Uddhav Thackeray, his son and Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray also figures in the list of campaigners.

The other Sena leaders who would campaign in Bihar include Subhash Desai, Sanjay Raut, Anil Desai, Vinayak Raut, Arvind Sawant, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Rahul Shewale and Krupal Tumane.

for the 243-member will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7 and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

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First Published: Sun, October 11 2020. 13:01 IST