The Bharatiya Janta Party and the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde will contest all 288 Assembly and 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in alliance with different NDA constituents, BJP state president Chandrashekhar Bawankule mentioned on Saturday.
He mentioned no formal determination had been taken thus far on sharing of the seats.
His feedback got here amid studies that Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena was getting a uncooked deal relating to the allocation of seats for the upcoming polls.
“The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest 48 Lok Sabha seats and 288 Vidhan Sabha seats in alliance with other constituents of the NDA,” Mr Bawankule mentioned. The Assembly elections are due in Maharashtra in October 2024.
He mentioned the BJP and the Shiv Sena have began preparations to win 200 seats underneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in coordination between Chief Minister Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The Election Commission not too long ago recognised the Shinde-led faction as Shiv Sena and allotted it the social gathering’s bow and arrow election image.
Queried whether or not BJP will contest 240 seats and Shiv Sena 48 (of 288), Mr Bawankule mentioned, “There was a meeting related to this and there will be meetings in future”.
“A clip was circulated by twisting it. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will contest 288 seats and win 200. No (seat-sharing) formula has been decided so far. The Central and state leadership will decide on it,” he mentioned in response to studies.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra unit Nationalist Congress Party president Jayant Patil mentioned the 2024 Assembly polls can be all concerning the BJP versus the Maha Vika Aghadi, and there can be a query mark on the existence of the Shiv Sena led by Shinde.
Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Patil mentioned he feels the BJP will contest all of the 288 Assembly seats on its image as he expressed confidence that the Shinde group will stop to exist.
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