BJP-SS begin tussle for Assembly seats
Despite the saffron alliance jointly capturing 41 out of the 48 seats in Maharastra, relations between the BJP and Shiv Sena have strained over seat sharing for the coming Assembly election in the state.
With the BJP eyeing state Chief Ministership for senior party leader Gopinath Munde, BJP Mumbai President Ashish Shelar, has staked claim for more seats in the Mumbai, Thane, Pune, and Nashik belt which comprises 96 seats in the Assembly.
However, SS spokesperson Sanjay Raut has said, the traditional 25-year formula in the alliance of SS having more seats in Assembly election and BJP in Lok Sabhe election will continue, adding that the next Chief Minister will be from the Sena.
According LS trends, BJP is ahead in 140 Assembly segments, while Sena in 100 segments.
(Posted on 22-05-2014)