The Shiv Sena will contest the meeting elections in West Bengal due later this 12 months, the occasion’s Sanjay Raut introduced on Sunday, jutting into the high-pitched contest between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and a surging BJP.
“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,” Mr Raut, an MP and the occasion’s high spokesperson, tweeted.
The Bengal election has change into a intently watched contest nationally with the BJP pumping in its huge assets to carve out a base within the state that has lengthy eluded it by remaining a communist citadel for 3 a long time earlier than being wrested by Mamata Banerjee in 2011.
After turning a number of states since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s win in 2014, the BJP management has signalled that they’ve made Bengal certainly one of its high priorities in recent times, gunning for Ms Banerjee and launching an aggressive poaching marketing campaign from native events.
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