Sena-BJP will wrest power in Maharashtra: Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray (R) and his son Udhdhav on the eve of state assembly elections at Bandra in Mumbai on Monday. PTI

"Shivshahi (Sena-BJP government) will come to power in the state," 83-year-old Thackeray told reporters after exercising his franchise at a polling booth near 'Matoshree', his residence in suburban Bandra, this morning.

Thackeray's son Uddhav, who manages the party affairs, Uddhav's wife Rashmi and son Aditya accompanied the Sena chief to the polling booth.

Thackeray's estranged nephew and MNS chief Raj Thackeray cast his vote at a polling booth at Balmohan Vidyamandir in central Mumbai's Dadar area.

Asked about Congress candidate from Bandra, Jananrdan Chandurkar allegedly distributed money to lure voters, Raj claimed, "That is what they (Congress) have been doing so far. This time, the frequency of money distribution) is more."
On Bal Thackeray not voting in Lok Sabha polls but coming out to vote this time around, Raj said, "It is a good thing".

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