Political Buzz

Demanded 10 seats to contest in Maharashtra polls: Athawle

ANI | September 05, 2019 05:18 PM
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale speaking to ANI in Mumbai on Thursday. Photo/ANI

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sept 5 (ANI): Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said he has demanded 10 seats from the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance for his party, Republican Party of India (RPI), ahead of the state elections in Maharashtra.

"BJP and Shiv Sena have decided to give 18 seats to allies, RPI has demanded 10 out of those 18 seats. We will contest on our own symbol in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. We do not want to fight on BJP's symbol," Athawale told ANI here.

Athawale had earlier hinted that the BJP and Shiv Sena are going to fight the upcoming Assembly elections on 135 seats each, leaving 18 of the total 288 seats for the other alliance members.

Elections in the state are due later this year.

Athawale also hailed the Centre's decision of revoking Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and said it would boost trade and business in the region.

"Revocation of Article 370 is a boon for Jammu and Kashmir. The businessmen should go there and should give employment to the people. The decision will also increase tourism in the region," Athawale said. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
 Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
District SAS Nagar police sensitized students and teachers about traffic rules and ill-effects of drugs & pollution
District SAS Nagar police sensitized students and teachers about traffic rules and ill-effects of drugs & pollution