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Sena to back NDA candidate for RS deputy chairman's post

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Shiv Sena, an estranged ally of the BJP that abstained from the no-confidence motion in the against the government, will back the NDA candidate for the election to the post of the Rajya Sabha's deputy chairman, said today.

The NDA has fielded Harivansh of the JD(U) for the election scheduled tomorrow.

"We will back the NDA candidate," said MP

The party has three members in the

The support comes amid increasing bad blood between the and the BJP. It heightened after the Sena's loss at the hands of the BJP in Palghar bypoll in May.

The has already announced to go solo in the 2019 polls.

had met Shiv Sena at his residence Matoshree, but that did not help change the latter's stand.

The Shiv Sena had abstained from voting on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha moved by the Opposition last month against the

Despite the tensions between the two parties, the Shiv Sena backed the candidatures of and in presidential and vice-presidential polls last year.

The BJD, the AIADMK and the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) have also indicated their support to Singh.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:05 IST
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