Shiv Sena not to contest Gujarat Assembly election

Shiv Sena not to contest Gujarat Assembly election

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

In a statement here today, 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 December 13 and 17.

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.

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