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In a first, Sena-BJP announce alliance formula after candidates file nomination

On Uddhav Thackeray’s demand for CM post for Aditya Thackeray, the Sena chief said that the first step in politics does not mean that you become the CM.


Mumbai| On Friday, Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray held a joint press conference after the nomination process for the Maharashtra Assembly elections was over. The Chief Minister said- BJP and Shiv Sena are associated with the thread of Hindutva. The seat-sharing was decided during the Lok Sabha elections itself. In this assembly election in Maharashtra, there is an alliance between BJP, Shiv Sena, RPI, Shivsangram and Rayat Kranti Party.

Aditya Thackeray was also present at this conference. The Chief Minister said that Aditya is in the election field for the first time. “We won the election with maximum votes. In the next 5 years, we will try to make Maharashtra drought-free,” he said. It has now become clear that in the assembly elections, BJP is going to contest 150 out of 288 seats. Shiv Sena will contest 124 seats.

Aditya Thackeray will get biggest victory: Chief Minister

This is perhaps the first time in the electoral history of Maharashtra when seat-sharing has been announced after the list of candidates was released. CM said-

“I am confident that Aditya Thackeray will get the biggest victory. In the coming days, we will ask the rebel candidates to withdraw their nomination. If he does not withdraw his name then he will not get any position in our alliance.”

On Uddhav Thackeray’s demand for CM post for Aditya Thackeray, the Sena chief said that the first step in politics does not mean that you become the Chief Minister. “He has just entered politics. This is just their beginning,” Uddhav Thackeray said.

The post of Deputy Chief Minister can go to Shiv Sena

Long before the seat-sharing, there have been reports that if the NDA gets a majority in the state, then the post of Chief Minister will go to BJP and Deputy Chief Minister to Shiv Sena’s account. In such a situation, it is speculated that Devendra Fadnavis will be the Chief Minister and Aditya Thackeray, son of Uddhav Thackeray from Shiv Sena will get the post of Deputy Chief Minister.

Who has how many seats in Maharashtra

Maharashtra will go to polls on 21 October, while the results will be announced on 24 October. The term of the current Legislative Assembly will end on 9 November. At present, the BJP has 122 members in the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, 63 in the Shiv Sena, 42 in the Congress and 41 in the NCP.

BJP-Shiv Sena fought alone in 2014. The BJP contested 260 seats in 2014, while the Shiv Sena fielded candidates for 282 seats. However, Shiv Sena got only 19.35 per cent of the votes. The Congress had contested with NCP for 287 seats.

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