Will contest 2019 Lok Sabha Elections without an alliance: Shiv Sena

The party mentioned about 2014 assembly elections saying that it would not allow BJP to backstab them again

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A few days ago, Bharatiya Janata Party’s President Amit Shah paid a visit to Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, promoting Sampark for Samarthan and to meet agitated Thackeray post-Palghar bypolls, where the latter’s party lost its seat. There was a discussion in political circles, that post this meet, SS will calm down. However, SS cleared their stand through their mouthpiece Saamna.

On the occasion of Shiv Sena's 52nd Foundation Day, which falls on June 19, Shiv Sena announced that it would contest 2019 elections on their own and will come in power as well. Taking a dig at their ally party (BJP), SS wrote in their mouthpiece - Saamna - that it would not let the latter backstab them in 2019, the way they did in 2014.

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As the opinion piece goes, SS said that it would come in power in 2019-elections in Maharashtra without an alliance. They further added that such will be the implications, that SS will decide who will ascend the throne in Delhi.

Further, the party blamed BJP of colluding Mumbai by changing names of various areas. SS took a dig at them asking them to change their father’s name and then change the name of the area.


What happened in 2014

In 2014 assembly elections, when BJP and Shiv Sena did not contest together, out of 288 seats, BJP had won 122 seats, Shiv Sena won 60 seats, Congress won 42 seats and NCP won 41 seats. Later, they made an alliance and won state-level elections.

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