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Shiv Sena not our political opponent: Devendra Fadnavis

 Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday that the Shiv Sena was not the main political opponent of his party. "Shiv Sena is not our political opponent, our main political opponents are NCP and Congress," Fadnavis said.

 Commenting on speculation that he was going to be the party's Chief Ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, Fadnavis said, "As of now I am BJP state President of Maharashtra, Party's parliamentary board will take a decision once the results are out."

 When asked about the possibility of forming an alliance in the state, Fadnavis said, "I am confident that we will get the full majority to form the government, I don't think we will need any alliance." Counting of votes for assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana began at 8 a.m. today, and final results are expected by this afternoon.

 In Maharashtra, the counting of votes is taking place in 269 locations, while in Haryana, it is being carried out at 57 places. Trends are showing that the BJP is leading in 106 seats in Maharashtra and in 48 seats in Haryana whereas the Congress is at third place in both the states.


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