- The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a review of preparedness in all the 288 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra amid delay in finalising a tie-up with the Shiv Sena for the October 21 polls, sources said today.
- Maharashtra BJP leaders held consultations with the ruling party’s central leadership on poll preparedness in New Delhi on Thursday, they said.
- “A review of all the 288 assembly seats and preparations for the October 21 polls was taken at the meet,” they said.
- On the other hand, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party is insisting on equal distribution of seats and sharing of the chief minister’s post for 2.5 years each between the saffron allies.
- In 2014, both parties had contested the assembly polls separately with the BJP winning 122 seats and the Sena 63. Mr Fadnavis took over as the first BJP chief minister on October 31, 2014, and the Sena joined his government in December that year.
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