Local polls: Maha BJP open to `friendly fights`

Maharashtra BJP said it was open to "friendly fights" with partners Shiv Sena and RPI.

Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP today said it was
open to "friendly fights" with partners Shiv Sena and RPI if
an alliance between them did not materialise at the district
level for the upcoming local body elections in the state.

Addressing a press conference, State BJP President
Sudhir Mungantiwar said the party`s executive committee, which
met here, has authorised "friendly fights" if problems arise
at the local level over alliance and seat adjustments.
"The decision will be taken at the local level in
consultation with the state leadership. However, the party
will not align with anybody else other than Shiv Sena and
RPI," he said.

Elections to 195 Municipal Councils, 27 Zilla
Parishads, 309 Panchayat Samitis and 10 Municipal Corporations
will be held between November and March 2012.
At the executive committee meeting held today, all
district unit leaders felt that there would no problems in
finalising the alliance, Mungantiwar said.


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