Sena will contest alone and win: Aditya

Sena will contest alone and win: Aditya

Aditya Thackeray. ANI photo.

The Shiv Sena would be contesting all polls on its own strength, win and come to power, Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray said on Wednesday.

"On January 23, we passed a resolution to go alone...that was the birth anniversary of Balasaheb Thackeray," said Aditya, the son of Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.

Speaking at the 52nd foundation day of the party at the NESCO Complex at Goregaon, Aditya, who was anointed in the party's January 23 convention, said, "Henceforth, we will contest alone, win and come to power."

Aditya also said that polls can be announced anytime and the Sena, besides Maharashtra, needs to be taken "across India".

"Start working from now," Aditya said, adding that he would also be working with the Shiv Sainiks.

Uddhav is slated to speak later in the evening, where he would build upon what his son has told the gathering.

Incidentally, the foundation day celebrations come in the backdrop of the by-elections to the Lok Sabha seat of Palghar where the Sena and the BJP contested against each other despite being partners at the Centre and in Maharashtra. The BJP won by a margin of over 29,000 votes.

Later, BJP president Amit Shah flew to Mumbai and along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, met Uddhav and Aditya.

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