Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Wednesday said it will
support its ally Shiv Sena which is contesting two
by-elections to the state Legislative Council against NCP
later this month.
State BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar said his party
will support Sena candidates Rahul Narvekar and Nivrutti
Jadhav for the seats, to be elected from the MLAs quota and
Nashik local bodies constituency, respectively.
The by-election to the seat from MLAs quota became
necessary due to the resignation of Shiv Sena MLC Kiran
Pawaskar who quit the party to join NCP.
Election to the Nashik local bodies seat is being held to
fill the vacancy which arose due to the death of NCP MLC
Pawaskar will face Narvekar on February 21 while the
Nashik local bodies by-poll will be held on February 28 in
which NCP`s Jayant Jadhav will take on Sena`s Nivrutti Jadhav.