Party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi
Party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi
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Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi called out bots on Twitter when she wondered why people from ‘Delhi, Dhaka and Dubai’ were rooting for Devendra Fadnavis.

The hash tag #MaharashtraNeedsDevendra was trending on Twitter and Priyanka Chaturvedi wondered: “If Maharashtra needs him (Devendra Fadnavis) as the CM, why are large volume of tweets from places outside of Maharashtra? Popular CM in Delhi, Dhaka and Dubai?!

The Sena leader also shared a map showing the locations form which #MaharashtraNeedsFadnavis was trending.

Chaturvedi, one of Congress’ most popular faces on national television, had left the party to join Shiv Sena.

While Chaturvedi had claimed she left Congress after members of the grand old party misbehaved with her in Mathura, India Today wrote that Chaturvedi joined Sena after she was angered that that the Mumbai North ticket was given to Urmila Matondkar.

The Maha imbroglio continues after 14 days of the results with neither BJP nor Sena willing to bite. Meanwhile, Congress and NCP have ruled out playing any role in govt formation.

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