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Sena takes jibe at BJP's claim of winning 43 LS seats in Maha

Shiv Sena, BJP, Maharashtra

Mumbai : The Shiv Sena on Monday mocked the BJP's claim that it would win 43 out of the total 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in the upcoming general polls. The Sena claimed the situation was grim in the state and wondered how could the BJP think of winning so many seats when the party-ruled state was staring at a slew of problems and the alliance talks with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party were still hanging fire.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve had claimed that their party would win 43 seats, one more than in 2014, in the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

Maharashtra accounts for the second highest number of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the country after Uttar Pradesh, which has 80. The Shiv Sena, which is currently a constituent of the NDA at the Centre and the BJP-led government in Maharashtra, had last year announced to go solo in all future elections. However, the BJP has time and again expressed confidence of stitching up a pre-poll alliance with the Sena.

"If the BJP has electronic voting machines (EVMs) and over-confidence on its side, it can win all 48 seats in Maharashtra," the Marathi daily taunted. "The BJP's lotus can bloom even in London and the US, but it should tell why Ram temple has not been constructed so far," it said. PTI

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