Shiv Sena not to contest Gujarat Assembly election
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Shiv Sena not to contest Gujarat Assembly election

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 20:03
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Mumbai: Shiv Sena will not contest the next month's Assembly election in Gujarat to avoid division of "pro-Hindutva" votes.

In a statement here Wednesday, 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.

PTI

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First Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 20:03
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