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New Delhi: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will keep raging and raving over loss of the Palghar Lok Sabha seat to the BJP, but he is not pulling out his party, as of now, from the Modi government or the Maharashtra government. He will pull out certainly, but only after the Lok Sabha elections are announced as the Election Commission’s model code of conduct will come into force and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will not be able to dismiss the Shiv Sena ruling the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and appoint an administrator, a close aide said.

Mumbai is the lifeline of Shiv Sena and this was the factor that weighed on Uddhav even four months ago when he decided not to contest any further elections in alliance with the BJP as he did not want to do anything that affects Shiv Sena’s control over Mumbai’s BMC that perhaps has a bigger budget. It has grown outside Mumbai, his influence stems from the city as his seat of power and that remains uppermost in his mind while taking the decisions, the aide added.

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