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"We are reaching Kolkata soon": Shiv Sena to contest West Bengal Assembly Elections, declares Sanjay Raut

Earlier, Shiv Sena and NCP’s attempt in the Bihar Assembly elections was a complete flop show in 2020. The Sena and NCP both did not get the expected success in the Bihar elections.

"We are reaching Kolkata soon": Shiv Sena to contest West Bengal Assembly Elections, declares Sanjay Raut
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On Sunday, January 17, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced the decision of the party to contest the West Bengal Assembly Elections. This news was shared to the media by party leader Sanjay Raut.

Taking it to Twitter, Raut wrote, "So, here is the much awaited update. After discussions with Party Chief Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Shivsena has decided to contest the West Bengal Assembly Elections. We are reaching Kolkata soon...!! Jai Hind."

The tenure of the current Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal is coming to an end on May 30 this year. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, along with Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar, will visit Assam and West Bengal early next week to take stock of preparations for the two assembly elections scheduled for later this year.

Earlier, Shiv Sena and NCP’s attempt in the Bihar Assembly elections was a complete flop show in 2020.

For those unaware, Shiv Sena, which had decided to contest 50 seats but ultimately fielded candidates in only 22 seats in Bihar. Furthermore, in these elections, the party garnered lesser votes than those cast for None of the Above (NOTA) option. The Sena and NCP both did not get the expected success in the Bihar elections.

Further, NCP failed to arrive at seat adjustment with the RJD-Congress-Communist alliance. The party led by Sharad Pawar also failed miserably to make a mark in these polls. Experts blame lack of organisational base and effective poll strategy for the poor show of the party in Bihar elections.

Shiv Sena has bagged a total of 0.05 per cent votes while NCP got 0.23 per cent share in their kitty. Meanwhile, NOTA got 1.74 per cent votes.

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