Fadnavis rules out Sena tie-up, says BJP would contest all seats

| | Mumbai
  • 0

Fadnavis rules out Sena tie-up, says BJP would contest all seats

Sunday, 10 February 2019 | Pioneer News Service | Mumbai

On Saturday when BJP president Amit Shah spoke of the saffron alliance winning 45 out of 48 seats in Maharashtra, his colleague and Maharashtrea Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis struck a contrary note, when he said that the BJP would contest all the 48 seats in the State on its own strength.

Ruling out the possibility of a tie-up with the Shiv Sena, Fadnavis – who shared the party platform with Shah — said in Pune said: “The BJP will contest all the 48 seats in the state. We will win all the three seats – Pune, Shirur and Baramati – this belt. We are confident that Lotus will bloom in Baramati ( the home constituency of Pawats) this time”.

Fadnavis’ statement should be seen in the light of the delay in the commencement of the seat-sharing talks with the Shiv Sena. On January 28, both the Shiv Sena and BJP had indicated that they might contest the Lok Sabha polls as an alliance. However, there has not been much of a movement in terms of ground breaking for seat sharing talks between them.

It may be recalled that in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls which the two saffron parties had contested as an alliance, the BJP and Shiv Sena had contested 26 and 22 seats respectively in the State. The two parties had put up a spectacular performance in the polls by together winning 40 seats (BJP-22 and Sena-18 seats) out of total 48 seats.

State Editions

Dowry case: Woman gets triple talaq on WhatsApp

21 February 2019 | PNS | Bhopal

Assembly witnesses ruckus as Opp raises issues

21 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

In brief

21 February 2019 | PNS | Bhopal

Nath asks Opp to wait till March 5

21 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Cong MLA Deepak Saxena resigns as Chhindwara MLA

21 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

27 more hotels to shut in Karol Bagh in Delhi

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Tech Mahindra board to meet on Feb 21

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

HCSL begins construction of new yard

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Apollo Hospital offers to treat free injured CRPF troopers

17 February 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer