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The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seat sharing tussle is far from over. On Tuesday it looked like both the parties had reached in agreement but the story got another twist as the parties geared up for the October 15 assembly polls. It is the small parties of the Mahayuti alliance who are behind the fresh trouble. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: 'Is Coronavirus Pandemic Over Now?' Sanjay Raut Raises Questions on Poll Timing
The small four parties of Mahayuti alliance Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana (SSS), Republican Party of India (RPI), Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RPS) and Shiv Sangram expressed their displeasure on Sena-BJP’s pact that gives only 7 seats among them. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Becomes Emotional as HC Reprimands BMC For Asking 'More Time' to File Affidavit
Taking advantage by this, BJP criticised on Sena for insulting junior partners. BJP state president Devendra Fadnavis said the party won’t go ahead making alliance partner unhappy. Meanwhile, BJP national president Amit Shah who was expected to visit Mumbai tonight to discuss the issue cancelled his plan.
It is also reported that Sena leaders are in touch with NCP. It sparks the speculations that Sena is still open to other options if the seat sharing tussle is not solved. Will the Sena-BJP alliance exist? Will Sena handshake with NCP? Will BJP contest election alone? The assembly election is going to be interesting as the parties freeze their alliance.