Shiv Sena not to contest Gujarat polls

Mumbai: Shiv Sena will not contest the next month's Assembly election in Gujarat to avoid division of "pro-Hindutva" votes.

Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

In a statement in Mumbai on Wednesday, party executive president Uddhav Thackeray said the Sena has decided to support Chief Minister Narendra Modi and avoid division of "pro-Hindutva" votes in the BJP-ruled state which goes to the polls on 13 and 17 December.

The Sena wanted to ensure that Congress, which is out of power in Gujarat since mid-1990s, does not benefit in the state in any way, he added.

In September Shiv Sena, had announced it will field candidates in Gujarat.

PTI


Updated Date: Nov 22, 2012 14:06 PM

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