Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the 'Mahayuti' alliance comprising the BJP, the Shiv Sena and other parties will get an unprecedented victory in the elections.
The BJP and the Shiv Sena on Friday formally announced seat-sharing for the upcoming Assembly election in Maharashtra. The BJP will contest 148 of the state's 288 seats, while the Shiv Sena will field candidates on 126 seats, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. The smaller alliance parties will contest on 14 seats.
"It will be 124(+2) for Shiv Sena, 14 for allies, and the rest for BJP," he said, indicating the BJP will fight on 150 seats. For Sena, it will be 124 Assembly seats and two Vidhan Parishad seats.
"Despite differences, the BJP and the Sena share a common thread of Hindutva," added Fadnavis. Both parties had earlier been locked in months of wrangling over the seat-sharing arrangement.