Mumbai, Jan 14: Shiv Sena in its internal survey ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections have predicted the party to win 105-115 seats out of the 227 seats if the party contests the election without an alliance with BJP. The survey has also projected BJP to be victorious in 70-80 seats if the party contests independently. The survey was conducted by Sena in last week of December.Also Read - World's Largest Political Party...: Uddhav Thackeray Takes Dig at Former Ally

The survey also studied the possibility of both the party forming an alliance, in case of an alliance, Sena will be victorious on 80-90 seats while BJP is projected to win 50-60 seats. The survey predicts a loss for Sena in case of an alliance and the coalition will also harm the party’s wish to win the BMC polls single handedly. Also Read - Maharashtra Bandh: 8 BEST Buses Damaged, Markets Shut As Normal Life Hit; BJP Slams Uddhav Govt | 10 Points

The survey predicts Raj Thackeray led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena to be the biggest loser in the upcoming elections and the party is projected to be restricted to single digits. The survey also has predicted Congress party to be victorious on 30-40 seats and Nationalist Congress party to be restricted to single digits. Also Read - Maharashtra Bandh Today Against Lakhimpur Violence: 8 BEST Buses Vandalised; BJP Slams Shiv Sena | Highlights

The upcoming BMC elections is an electoral battle between all the parties to take control of Asia’s richest civic body. Shiv Sena has been controlling BMC for over two decades and the party wants to regain their control in the civic body.

As per the survey, the main battle is between Sena and BJP. BJP which emerged as a ‘bigger’ party in the 2014 assembly polls and the party has already started to place its organisational structure in all the wards. BJP Mumbai has been reported to demand of 106 seats out of 227 seats which leaves Shiv Sena with only 121 seats. It is been projected that both the party may be more victorious if they contest the elections independently. Grassroot workers of BJP are also on the view that BJP should contest the elections alone and the party members also expect the party to be the single largest party in BMC polls.

As reported by The Hindu contesting the upcoming 2017 civic polls in an alliance will be a repeat of the 2012 civic polls and it means that there will not be any growth for Sena. “Contesting these elections as an alliance means a repeat of 2012, and no growth for us. The numbers will be presented to the leadership, which will take a final call on an alliance,” said a senior Sena leader.

BMC elections will be conducted on February 21 and the results will be announced on February 23. With only a month left for the election, there has been no decision between BJP-Sena for an alliance. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is reported to take a decision on the alliance with Shiv Sena and the chief minister has been repeatedly stating that his party will only forge an alliance if there is an “honourable pact” coming their way.