After JD-U,Shiv Sena says will fight Gujarat polls alone

Shiv Sena on Monday said it would field candidates in BJP-ruled Gujarat,where Assembly elections are due by the year-end,indicating fissures in the two-decade-old saffron alliance.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:September 11, 2012 3:48 am

Shiv Sena on Monday said it would field candidates in BJP-ruled Gujarat,where Assembly elections are due by the year-end,indicating fissures in the two-decade-old saffron alliance.

“Shiv Sena will contest the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election. We are making preparations in this regard,” party spokesperson Sanjay Raut told reporters here.

Raut,however,did not say how many of the 182 Assembly seats the party will contest in Gujarat.

The announcement comes a day after Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray said senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj was a “great choice” for the PM’s post.

Sena is an ally of BJP in Maharashtra and also at the national level,where it is part of the NDA.

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