Shiv Sena confident of marking its place in election war

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 4 (ANI): Sounding optimistic, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the bugle of the election war has been sounded and the party would definitely be a part of this. "The bugle for election war (Mahabharata) has been sounded once again. The Shiv Sena will definitely be a part of this war, especially in Goa and North India," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. Talking about the party's plans, Raut informed about the meeting which is to be held today chaired by party chief Uddhav Thackeray. "We will be having a meeting chaired by Uddhav Thackeray, where he will put his intentions and views in front of people. We are almost done with the preparations in Goa and North India," he said. Putting light on its structure in the upcoming elections, Raut said the party would be contesting individually in Uttar Pradesh. "Out of Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena will fight on its own, without entering into any alliance. Uttar Pradesh will be fought on our own, without any ally. We have alliance with Goa Suraksha Manch and MGP in Goa and we will be fighting on 5 seats there," he added. The Election Commission of India earlier in the day announced seven-phase polling for 403 assembly constituencies in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, two-phase polling in Manipur and one-phase polling each in the states of Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa respectively. (ANI)