Shiv Sena to support 'real Bengal Tigress' in West Bengal polls, says Sanjay Raut

Hailing Mamata Banerjee as the 'real Bengal tigress', the party vowed to stand in solidarity with the Trinamool Congress chief

Press Trust of India March 04, 2021 15:07:43 IST
Shiv Sena to support 'real Bengal Tigress' in West Bengal polls, says Sanjay Raut

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

Kolkata: After the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi Party (SP), the Shiv Sena on Thursday extended its support to TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, and said it would not contest Assembly elections in Bengal.

Hailing Mamata as the "real Bengal tigress", the party, which had earlier said that it would join the electoral battle in the state, vowed to "stand in solidarity" with the TMC camp.

Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, in a tweet, made the announcement and said that the decision was taken following discussions with party president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Raut took to Twitter and said "at the moment, it appears to be a Didi vs All fight".

"A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal Polls or not? So here's the update after discussions with Party President Uddhav ji Thackeray," Raut tweeted.

"All 'M's - Money, Muscle and Media are being used against 'M'amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has decided not to contest West Bengal polls and stand in solidarity with her. We wish Mamata Didi a 'roaring' success, because we believe she is
the real Bengal Tigress," he added.

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