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BJP sets difficult terms for ally Sena

DNMUM440763 | 8/7/2019 | Author : Sudhir Suryawanshi | WC :548 | Politics & Governance

Equal seat-sharing only on seats both allies lost in 2014

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has created a plan B for the Maharashtra polls. Under it, the party plans to fight maximum seats, reap the benefit of its current resurgent form, and stake claim for the chief minister’s chair post poll. This proposed plan is likely to upset Shiv Sena and jeopardise the alliance. This, observers feel, may lead to both parties fight the polls separately.
“Under the new formula, each party will fight the number of seats that they had won in 2014. This means 127 for BJP and 65 for the Shiv Sena in the 288 seats Assembly as per their current tally. Following that twenty seats will be left for smaller allies. After that, the remaining seats shall be equitably distributed between both the allies. This mea
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