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Maharashtra polls: Amit Shah calls Uddhav Thackeray on seat sharing as deadlock continues

According to Sources, BJP President called Thackeray and said that the ties between the two parties should not break.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2014 1:38 pm
BJP wants at least 135 seats to contest, Shiv Sena is not ready to offer more than 119 seats in the 288-seat assembly. BJP wants at least 135 seats to contest, Shiv Sena is not ready to offer more than 119 seats in the 288-seat assembly.

BJP president Amit Shah Monday called Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him to reconsider his stand on seat sharing in upcoming Maharashtra poll.

The two parties, which have been alliance partners for nearly 25 years, hit a rough patch over seat sharing for October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls.

Sources within the BJP said that Shah called Thackeray Monday morning, and said that the ties between the two parties should not break.

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants at least 135 seats to contest, Shiv Sena is not ready to offer anything more than 119 seats in the 288-seat assembly.

The last date for filing nominations is September 27.

BJP sources said Monday that they may soon decide on candidates.

Asked about the chances of the alliance breaking up, BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said: “The decision will be announced soon.”

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    Tellitasitis
    Sep 22, 2014 at 11:49 am
    Why is BJP scared of this paper tiger?
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      Nishant Visen
      Sep 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm
      Couldnt have agreed moore with u... These Thackerays dont realise that they belong to a bygone era... BJP should not confuse his bark to a roar...
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        rajani kant
        Sep 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm
        This shows that all parties whether it is BJP, Shiv sena, Congress or NCP are all "Ek hi khet ki muli', i..e, they are all after power and pelf. These parties have little regard for people who are the actual power-wielders who can make or break their chances. But bickering for seats is going on as if the common man do not understand it. Hope and expect that people teach a lesson to all.
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          sam
          Sep 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm
          Yes.... Why is Paper lotus scared of paper tiger :D
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            Counselor Shripad
            Sep 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm
            ...BJP has proved once again that it is at the highest Political Wisdom than any party in India!!!..success of collective responsibility........BJP Maharashtra Unit and BJP Central Unit are perfectly in synch !!!...Keep it up!
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