Lok Sabha polls: BJP to contest 25 seats, Shiv Sena settles for 23 in Maharashtra

Updated:4 weeks, 1 day ago IST

Mumbai, Feb 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena on Monday announced that they will fight the upcoming general elections and state polls in pre-poll alliance. The announcement was done jointly by BJP president Amit Shah, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray. Fadnavis announced that the BJP will fight on 25 Lok Sabha seats, while the Shiv Sena will get 23 seats in its kitty for general elections in Maharashtra which sends 48 MPs to the Parliament. For the state polls, both the parties will fight on equal seats. The two right-wing parties, despite being in alliance for the last 30 years, have shared animosity for the last five years, the period in which BJP has grown its voter base in Maharashtra.

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