BJP & Shiv Sena agree on a poll deal

Proving the fact that there won’t be permanent friends and foes and it’s only permanent that exists in the politics, BJP and Shiv Sena who were at loggerheads since the past three years have buried their differences.

Forgetting and forgiving each other, the BJP and Shiv Sena on Monday announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Maharashtra. While the BJP and Sena will contest 25 and 23 seats respectively in the Lok Sabha polls, the two parties said they would contest an equal number of seats in the Assembly elections due this year.

The pre-poll alliance was formalized after BJP chief Amit Shah, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met at Matoshree in Mumbai. They said they had set aside their differences keeping in mind the Pulwama terror attack, their common Hindutva ideology and “national interest”.

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