Sunday, January 22, 2023

West Bengal: Shiv Sena to contest in elections

  • Party’s MP Sanjay Raut announces on Sunday
  • Will it be vote cutter for BJP?
  • Assembly elections slated for May 2021

Mumbai: After a series of discussion in Maharastra Chief Minister Udhhav Thackery led Shiv Sena party, it has decided to contest in upcoming assembly election in West Bengal. This was officially announced by party’s MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday.

“So, here is the much-awaited update. After discussions with Party Chief Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena has decided to contest the West-Bengal Assembly Elections. We are reaching Kolkata soon. Jai Hind,” Raut said on Twitter.

Tough fight is expected between BJP and TMC as per political analysts. Right now all pre-poll surveys are predicting win for BJP. Mamata gave a call to opposition parties to unite and fight against Saffron party. NCP leader Sharad Pawar responded positively to Mamata’s call. Congress is allied with communist parties for the assembly elections. AIMIM has a plan to contest in 50 constituencies and pollsters predicted that it will be vote cutter for TMC which was denied by Owaisi.

Also Read : 5 TMC MPs ask President to sack WB Governor

Now the decision of Shiv Sena to contest may hamper BJP’s win in a few constituencies as it might cause a split in Hindu vote.

Also Read : BCCI President Sourav Ganguly meets Bengal Governor

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