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Updated on: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 06:29 AM IST

BJP can’t form government without our support: Sanjay Raut

But it was only after BJP won the majority of 122 seats that both parties entered into an alliance. Since then the two have shared a love-hate relationship.
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Mumbai: On the eve of counting of ballots, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has said that the BJP won’t be able to form the next government without Shiv Sena’s support. Raut was speaking to a regional news channel.In the 2014 elections, Sena and BJP had contested the elections separately.

But it was only after BJP won the majority of 122 seats that both parties entered into an alliance. Since then the two have shared a love-hate relationship.

It is Sena’s internal assessment that the party will win more than 100 seats and the power-sharing between the saffron allies will be on an even keel.

Reacting to Raut’s statement, BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhyay said that poll results will decide who will be boss. “The result will be out tomorrow and the numbers will decide who is in the driver’s seat,” said Upadhyay, clearly hinting that the BJP is smug in the belief that it will score an emphatic win with maximum seats.

Meanwhile, preparations for victory celebration have already begun at BJP’s head office in Nariman Point.

A dais is being constructed in front of the party office where Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, along with senior BJP leaders, is expected to address the gathering.

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Published on: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 06:29 AM IST
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