Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: 26 corporators, 300 Kalyan-Dombivali party workers resign from Shiv Sena

As many as 300 party workers along with the 26 corporators decided to submit their resignation after the Kalyan East seat fell to a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate

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Just prior to the State Assembly polls which are slated for October 21, as many as 26 of Shiv Sena corporators from Kalyan East constituency along with 300 party workers have sent their resignation to party chief Uddhav Thackeray. This comes as a major setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance.

The resignation drama is an aftermath of the Kalyan East seat falling in BJP's quota since the workers were in support of the rebel Shiv Sena candidate, Dhananjay Bodare. The question that arises is how will this affect Sena and BJP who are contesting Maharashtra Assembly polls in alliance.

Among the corporators who have resigned, 16 are from Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) while 10 are from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation.

While both BJP and Shiv Sena have been claiming that things are alright between them, there are several rebel candidates from both parties in different constituencies in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Uddhav Thackeray had apologized in Dussehra rally to all his party workers those who could not get tickets and appealed them to support alliance candidates.

According to the seat-sharing pact between BJP and Shiv Sena, BJP will be contesting on 150 seats while Shiv Sena will be fielding candidates from 124 constituencies in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Other allies have got 14 seats.

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