Shiv Sena on Thursday announced it's decision that the party will not be contesting West Bengal polls, and stand in solidarity with Mamata Banerjee, tweeted party leader Sanjay Raut.
Raut in tweet wrote,"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 presidnet Uddhav ji Thackeray. Looking at the present scenario, it appears like a 'didi vs all' fight. 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,cos we believe she is the real Bengal Tigress!!"
The TMC and BJP have been at loggerheads ahead of the Assembly polls in Bengal. There has been an exodus of leaders from TMC to BJP in recent months.
Elections for the 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal will begin on March 27. The state is set to witness eight-phase Assembly polls this year.
Shiv Sena has decided not to contest West Bengal polls, and stand in solidarity with Mamata Banerjee, says party leader Sanjay Raut pic.twitter.com/CxEA5bdHoA— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2021