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Shiv Sena would do better than exit poll predictions: Raut

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Mumbai: Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut today claimed his party will do better than the exit poll projections in Maharashtra.     

Talking to reporters here, Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, also said that MNS — Sena’s rival in Maharashtra for the Marathi-speakers’ votes —  would do badly in the polls.     

To another question, Raut said NDA did not need Sharad Pawar-led NCP.      


“If any party from Maharashtra is required (to be taken into) NDA, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will take the final decision,” he said.     

To a question on his editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana which was perceived as anti-Gujaratis and created a controversy, Raut said the stand of the party leadership was acceptable to him.

“The chapter is now closed,” he said.