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Ally turned enemy: BJP, Shiv Sena eyeing on BMC poll in Maharashtra

Mumbai/New Delhi: The gruelling campaign for BMC civic polls in Mumbai and nine other cities across Maharashtra has ended on Sunday.

However, the BJP-Shiv Sena rift is casting a shadow over the stability of the Devendra Fadnavis government.

Dubbed as a mini Assembly election, over 1.94 crore voters across the state are entitled to exercise their
franchise to choose representatives for 10 city corporations on February 21.

Devendra Fadnavis’s interview to ABP News Channel

Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis said “My government will complete its five years”. Fadnavis made this statement in an exclusive interview to ABP News.

He also discussed several issues including development goals and corruption in the BMC ahead of the crucial civil polls to be held on February 21.

Here are important things he said in an exclusive interview to ABP News channel:

  • Our issue is development
  • Will act, if we get proof against Uddhav Thackeray
  • Congresss and NCP not in the face,the fight is only between BJP and Shiv Sena in BMC Polls: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis
  • Marathis have realised that Shiv Sena only polarises by attacking North Indians and Gujaratis: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

About Devendra Fadnavis:

At the age of 44, Fadnavis became the second youngest CM of the commercial capital of India, Maharashtra, following Sharad Pawar who at the age of 38 became youngest CM. Fadnavis also served as president of the Maharashtra state unit of the BJP, now succeeded by Raosaheb Dadarao Danve.

Fadnavis represents the Nagpur South West constituency in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

BJP eyeing on BMC funds, says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray recently claimed that BJP was “eyeing” the funds of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

“BMC is probably the only corporation in the country which is not in debt but has huge money in the banks, which the BJP is eyeing. But we will not let them get hold of the money because this is people’s money….BJP can stoop to the lowest level for its motives,” Thackeray said, addressing his
final rally ahead of February 21 civic polls in Mumbai.

(With inputs from agencies)


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