Maha Polls: Shiv Sena, BJP announce alliance

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Mumbai, Sep 19: While Congress and NCP continue to hold talks to formulate an alliance ahead of assembly polls, Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have reached a seat-sharing agreement for the Oct 13 Maharashtra assembly elections.

"Shiv Sena will contest 169 and BJP 119 seats for the 288-member Assembly," BJP general secretary Gopinath Munde said.

"Our dream is to come to power in Maharashtra by ousting the Congress-NCP government. Who becomes the Chief Minister is immaterial," Munde added at a press conference in Rang Sharda.

Saying that Sena chief Bal Thackeray had asked him to announce the alliance on Ghatsthapana Day which is on Saturday, Sep 19, Munde added that he would also address the victory rally of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance.

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