Not contesting against Modi: Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray on Friday denied reports of fielding candidates against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi or party chief Rajnath Singh in Varanasi or Lucknow in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
"Contrary to media twisted quotes, obv Shiv Sena isn't putting up candidates against Our PM candidate @narendramodi ji n @BJPRajnathSingh ji," tweeted Aditya Thackeray.
"Those who even believe such funny rumours, well, I feel sorry for them," he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
"Therefore, obv not contesting in Varanasi and Lucknow," he added.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said his party will work together with its ally BJP.
"We will work together. Nobody can put speed breakers in our relationship with the BJP. We will come to power in Delhi," said Thackeray.
Backing Modi, who is likely to fight elections from two seats - Varanasi and Ahmedabad/Surat, Thackeray said: "It does not matter if he fights from two seats. In fact, this will prove that there is a Modi wave in both places."
(Posted on 21-03-2014)