In view of BMC elections, BJP is increasing its association with MNS.
In the 2014 BMC elections, BJP got 82 seats.
The date of BMC election has not been decided yet.
Mumbai. Amid speculation that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might try to woo Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in the wake of the Mumbai civic polls, BJP state president Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Tuesday met MNS President Raj Thackeray at his residence here.
Residence of MNS chief located in Shivaji Park area of Dadar around Bawankule afternoon ‘Shivtirtha’ arrived and met him. The BJP leader did not speak to reporters after this meeting, but later in a social media post, Bawankule said that he discussed various social and political issues related to Maharashtra and the country with Raj Thackeray.
A day earlier, another BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde had met Raj Thackeray. Speculations are being made that BJP is colluding with ‘MNS’ to take advantage of the split in ‘Sena’ and woo ‘Marathi’ voters on its side.
Significantly, in the 2017 elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the BJP had won 82 seats. With Shiv Sena split into two factions, BJP is trying to woo MNS to garner votes of Marathi people. BMC election dates have not been announced yet.
Tags: BJP, BMC Elections 2022, Raj Thackeray
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 30, 2022, 21:05 IST