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Shiv Sena ministers convene to discuss LS poll strategy as seat-sharing agreement remains pending

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The Shiv Sena ministers, led by Eknath Shinde, are set to meet on Saturday at the residence of state Excise Minister Shambhuraj Desai to discuss the party’s Lok Sabha poll management strategy. Each minister will be assigned responsibility for two to three constituencies.

The meeting is crucial as the Shiv Sena is still uncertain about the number of seats it will receive in the ongoing seat-sharing negotiations. Despite staking a claim over 16 seats, the party has only announced nominees for eight constituencies, including Ramtek, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, and others.

Notably, the party has yet to name candidates for key constituencies like Thane and Kalyan, where Eknath Shinde and his son Shrikant Shinde are incumbent MPs. The BJP has expressed interest in contesting the Thane seat, while South Mumbai and North West Mumbai also remain undecided.

In addition, the BJP has not finalized its candidate for the North Central seat, currently held by Poonam Mahajan. The meeting on Saturday aims to streamline the party’s approach and ensure effective coordination among ministers in the run-up to the elections.

Stay tuned for updates as the Shiv Sena navigates the complexities of seat-sharing and candidate selection in Maharashtra.


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