Aurangabad, Jun 3: The saffron alliance of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena (SS) will share equal number of seats in the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra -- scheduled between September and October 2019.
"The BJP and Sena would contest 135 seats each in 288 member house while 18 seats will be left for other allies including Republican Party of India-A, Rashtriya Samaj Party and Vinayak Mate led Shiv Sangram" Maharashtra revenue minister and BJP senior leader Chandrakant Patil confirmed here on Sunday.
Mr Patil was here to take stock of severe drought situation prevalent in the state.
Even after an impressive win in recent Lok Sabha election where BJP-SS was able grab 41 of the 48 seats, the saffron alliance has already started preparing for the upcoming assembly elections, Mr Patil said.
Earlier in 2014, both the parties had fought elections separately. The BJP and Shiv Sena won 122 and 63 seats respectively which forced them to go for a post poll alliance. (UNI)