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No alliance between BJP and MNS: Chandrakant Patil

On the backdrop of Gram Panchayat elections, all office bearers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena should field their candidates in all the Gram Panchayats in their area and get them elected with full strength, Raj Thackeray has instructed all party workers.

No alliance between BJP and MNS: Chandrakant Patil
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Will BJP form an alliance with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in the upcoming local body elections along with the Gram Panchayat elections in the state? This question is constantly being asked to the BJP leaders. BJP state president Chandrakant Patil has clearly stated the condition regarding the alliance with MNS putting an end to all speculations in this regards.

The three parties had jointly fielded candidates in the Legislative Council teacher and graduate constituency elections. Since the MNS has taken the saffron of Hindutva on its shoulders, there have been speculations that it will form an alliance with the BJP on the basis of the same ideology.

On being asked about the alliance at a press conference, Chandrakant Patil said, “Unless the MNS clarifies its position on foreigners, there will be no discussion with him on the alliance.”

One can guess how much influence MNS will have in the municipal elections. But it is not possible to gauge the influence in the Gram Panchayat elections. Therefore, it is clear that BJP will not form an alliance with MNS in the Gram Panchayat elections, said Chandrakant Patil.

“The BJP is the national party. Our role is broad. While we agree with Raj Thackeray's role for the Marathi people, we do not agree with the Marathi man for fighting for the rights of only Marathi people,” said Devendra Fadnavis.

On the backdrop of Gram Panchayat elections, all office bearers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena should field their candidates in all the Gram Panchayats in their area and get them elected with full strength, Raj Thackeray has instructed all MNS office bearers.

The Shiv Sena, a one-time ally of the BJP, has formed a Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state in alliance with the NCP and the Congress to keep the BJP out of power. The three-party alliance will be fighting Gram Panchayat elections together. However, Congress has decided to go solo for the BMC elections which will be held in the next year, i.e 2022.

Voting for the elections of about 14,234 Gram Panchayats in 34 districts of Maharashtra will be held on January 15, 2021, and the counting of votes will take place on January 18, 2021. The code of conduct has been implemented for the same and was announced by UPS Madan. Any party can withdraw nomination papers until January 4, 2021, and election symbol will be distributed on the same day. 

Voting will take place on January 15, 2021, from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm across all districts except in Gadchiroli, where the polling time will only be from 7.30 am to 3 pm. 

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