Fight over Ticket Gets Violent in Shiv Sena

Perturbed Shiv Sena activists attacked senior party leader Manohar Joshi’s house in Dadar, Mumbai on Sunday, a day after seat sharing formula between the party and BJP was decided for forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, said reports.

There is no report of casualty or anyone being injured in the attacks.

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader said, “I just got to know about these attacks. I think there is a ticket distribution problem.”

It is supposed that a section of dissatisfied people within the party led the attack. However, Joshi was not at home when the attacks took place.

Media reports said quoting sources that this move from the Shivsainiks comes over the denial of a ticket to Dadar sitting MLA. The ticket has been given to Milind Vaidya.

It addition, it is also being speculated that the attacks might have been motivated by party members perturbed by Joshi’s comments that that both Uddhav Thackeray and MNS chief Raj Thackeray have a common cause, that of fighting for the ‘Marathi Manoos’.

It may be mentioned that the Shiv Sena and BJP on Saturday (September 19) announced that they have reached a seat-sharing agreement for the October 13 Maharashtra assembly elections. “Shiv Sena will contest 169 and BJP 119 seats for the 288-member Assembly,” BJP General Secretary Gopinath Munde told reporters in suburban Bandra.

“Our dream is to come to power in Maharashtra by ousting the Congress-NCP government. Who becomes the Chief Minister is immaterial,” Munde said at a press conference in Rang Sharda.

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