Shiv Sena to contest West Bengal Assembly Elections, announces Sanjay Raut
"We are reaching Kolkata soon...!!," he tweeted
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut announced on Sunday that his party will contest the upcoming Assembly Elections in West Bengal. Taking to Twitter, Raut said that the decision in this regard was taken after holding discussions with party chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackerey.
So, here is the much awaited update.
After discussions with Party Chief Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Shivsena has decided to contest the West Bengal Assembly Elections.
We are reaching Kolkata soon…!!
Jai Hind, জয় বাংলা !
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) January 17, 2021
Sena had contested the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Bengal, however, at that point of time, it was part of the NDA and in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). However, the decades-long alliance partners parted ways following the Maharashtra Assembly polls 2019 after both the parties failed to reach an agreement over the chief minister issue.