Shiv Sena Says No Future Alliances With Maha BJP


Mumbai:  The Shiv Sena, which rules Maharashtra along with the BJP, has ruled out all future alliances with the party in future. The current alliance will stay, but the two parties will compete in the Mumbai civic body elections, party chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday.

The decision came a day after Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar’s name was announced in the Padma awards lists. Mr Pawar has received Padma Vibhushan — the second highest civilian honour in the country after Bharat Ratna.

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The BJP and the Shiv Sena had been bargaining hard over the division of seats in the 227 member Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or the BMC.