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BJP to contest 25 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, Sena 23: Amit Shah

The BJP and Sena alliance will win at least 45 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, Shah said

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Uddhav Thackeray, Amit Shah  and Devendra Fadnavis  at a press conference in Mumbai
Uddhav Thackeray, Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis at a press conference in Mumbai. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

Ruling allies and Shiv Sena, whose relations have been strained for quite some time, Monday announced a tie-up for the coming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

The will contest 25 seats and 23 of 48 Lok Sabha seats in The two parties will contest equal number of seats, along with their other allies, in elections for the 288-member state Assembly, due this year.

In a joint press conference with chief and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said public sentiment was that the two parties should come together.

The BJP and Sena alliance will win at least 45 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, Shah said.

Crores of workers of BJP and wanted the alliance between the two parties, Shah said. The Sena is the oldest ally of BJP, he added.

The Ram temple has been the common thread for alliance between BJP and Shiv Sena, Thackeray said. It has to be built at the earliest, he added.

BJP and Sena are parties with national ideology which have come together in wider public interest, Fadnavis said. In principle, both the parties are pro-Hindutva, he added.

First Published: Mon, February 18 2019. 20:40 IST
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