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Uddhav Thackeray's party Shiv Sena has appointed election coordinators on 18 out of 48 seats in Maharashtra – News India Live

Shiv Sena (UBT) has appointed its election coordinators for Mumbai South, Mumbai South Central, Mumbai North West and Mumbai North East constituencies. This shows that Uddhav Thackeray's party is ready to leave only 2 seats in Mumbai for its allies Congress and NCP (Sharad Group). Amid the ongoing seat-sharing talks between Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) leaders in Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray's party Shiv Sena (UBT) has appointed its election coordinators for 18 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats. This also includes 4 out of 6 Lok Sabha seats of Mumbai. This move of Uddhav Sena is being seen as their claim on 18 Lok Sabha seats of Maharashtra.

The last meeting of MVA regarding seat allocation was held on 2 February.

Shiv Sena (UBT) has appointed its election coordinators for Mumbai South, Mumbai South Central, Mumbai North West and Mumbai North East constituencies. This shows that Uddhav Thackeray's party is ready to leave only 2 seats in Mumbai for its allies Congress and NCP (Sharad Group). The last meeting of MVA regarding seat allocation was held on 2 February. Soon after this, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan left Congress and joined BJP.

Uddhav Sena took a big step just before the MVA meeting.

There was no discussion among the MVA leaders after this big blow to the Congress. Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) had also participated in the last meeting of MVA regarding seat sharing. Prakash Ambedkar insisted on making a Common Minimum Program (CMP) before deciding on seat allocation in MVA. The next meeting of Maha Vikas Aghadi is likely to be held on February 22 to discuss seat distribution.

Undivided Shiv Sena had contested 22 seats in 2019.

Let us tell you that undivided Shiv Sena had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in alliance with BJP. It fielded candidates on 22 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra and won 18 seats, of which 3 were in Mumbai. In June 2022, 40 Shiv Sena MLAs under the leadership of Eknath Shinde rebelled against Uddhav Thackeray. After this, a tussle started between the Uddhav faction and the Shinde faction regarding the claim on the party. The Election Commission described Eknath Shind faction as the real Shiv Sena. Thus the Shinde group gained control over the party symbol and name.

Uddhav Sena has claimed all the seats won in 2019

The Uddhav Thackeray faction changed its name to Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) and its election symbol was a burning torch. He formed a new government in Maharashtra by forming a grand alliance with BJP. In the grand alliance government, Eknath Shinde became the Chief Minister and Devendra Fadnavis became the Deputy Chief Minister. Now Ajit Pawar's NCP is also a part of the Grand Alliance. After Congress leaders joined a series of ruling alliances, the Uddhav Sena is claiming all the existing seats won by its candidates in 2019.