It will be MVA vs BJP in Maharashtra in 2024; Shinde group will 'cease’ to exist: Jayant Patil of NCP

by Web Desk | Published: 18 Mar 2023

BMC Elections 2023
The existence of Shiv Sena Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's party would be brought into question, according to Jayant Patil, head of the Maharashtra NCP, who issued a warning on Saturday. Patil told reporters that the Shinde group will "stop to exist" and that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will run candidates for all 288 Assembly seats using its emblem. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader declared, "I don't think the Shinde group will continue intact when the fight will be between the BJP and the MVA.
As Shinde left the united Shiv Sena, the MVA government, which was formed by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party, the NCP, and the Congress, fell apart last year. He subsequently teamed up with the BJP to win back the position of Chief Minister. The Election Commission has granted his party the name "Shiv Sena" and its "bow-and-arrow" symbol. According to Patil, the BJP does not wish to acknowledge the presence of or permit the expansion of local political parties. "Smaller parties, whether partners or opponents have been actively destroyed by the BJP.
The BJP's sole goal is to undermine minor parties to gain their vote share "The NCP leader remarked. If the Shinde group can survive until then, the BJP will abruptly permit them to run for 48 seats while telling them that only five to six of its candidates have a chance of winning, according to Patil. When questioned about the CM's remarks made in the Assembly on the requests of farmers taking part in the long march, Patil claimed that the government has raised the price for buying onions to 350 rupees per quintal, despite the demand being between 500 and 600 rupees.
To decide on rights to forest land claims, a committee has been established. This is nothing but delaying tactics, he said. According to Patil, the Chief Minister disregarded the demand for a 12-hour continuous electricity supply for farmers and also failed to address the issue of a 100 percent grant to aided schools and implementation of the Old Pension Scheme.
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