After AIMIM, Shiv Sena Is Going To Field Its Candidates In Bengal Electoral Fray

by Shatakshi Gupta

Assembly elections of West Bengal to be held this year are going to be quite interesting.  Because now in this contest, other regional parties are also going to fight.  After Owasi’s AIMIM, Shiv Sena is also going to contest elections in Bengal.  Senior party leader Sanjay Raut has given this information himself.

Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that the Shiv Sena has decided to contest the West Bengal assembly elections.  Sanjay Raut wrote in a tweet that after discussions with party chief Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena has decided to contest the West Bengal Assembly elections. For this, party leaders will soom reach Kolkata.

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All political parties have started campaigning as part of the strategy regarding Bengal elections. Here, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati, who is fighting for her survival in Uttar Pradesh, will field candidates for the assembly elections in Bengal this year. BSP has been fielding candidates in various states including Bengal during the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections earlier, but this time it is discussed that BSP, along with AIMIM is set to enter the electoral battle.

After the success in the Bihar elections, Owaisi is already eyeing Muslim votes in Bengal. At the same time, Mayawati is eyeing the votes of the Scheduled Castes. In such a situation, Mayawati wants to draw Muslim and Scheduled Caste votes in her alliance with Owaisi. The ruling Trinamool Congress may also face difficulties if the two leaders enter the fray in an alliance, as most of the Muslim vote has been in favour of the Trinamool Congress since the 2011 assembly elections. In Bihar, Mayawati contested the elections in alliance with Owaisi, due to which the RJD and Congress alliance suffered heavy losses due to the split of Muslim votes.

Impact of Shiv Sena’s move

 In any state election, Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM is said to be beneficial for BJP. As AIMIM fetch many votes of the parties fighting against the BJP. Now the BJP may suffer due to Shiv Sena’s entry in Bengal elections. Because both the BJP and Shiv Sena have the image of a Hindu party. In such a situation, there can be polarization of votes by the Shiv Sena entering the election. The benefit of which can be harnessed Mamta Banerjee’s party TMC .

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