Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray released the manifesto of the party on Saturday for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. Shiv Sena is contesting in alliance with BJP in the state, however, the party released a separate manifesto. Party chief Uddhav Thackeray, his son and candidate from Worli assembly seat Aaditya Thackeray, and other party leaders jointly released the manifesto.
Addressing the media at Matoshree after releasing the manifesto, when the Shiv Sena chief was asked about the separate manifesto, he said that it had to be released because the parties did not have the time to discuss. He also said that BJP's manifesto would be released soon.
"In one or two days, the BJP manifesto would also come, I would like to admit that in the past two-three days, we haven't had the time to discuss the manifesto. But BJP manifesto will also come soon," Uddhav Thackeray said.
The Shiv Sena chief also tweeted and assured that both the parties would run a successful government in Maharashtra.
"आम्ही अत्यंत प्रामाणिकपणाने हा वचननामा महाराष्ट्राच्या जनेतेच्या चरणी समर्पित केलेला आहे. शिवसेना आणि भाजप दोघे मिळून अत्यंत चांगल्या पद्धतीने यशस्वीपणे सरकार चालवू आणि महाराष्ट्राच्या जनतेला न्याय देऊ हे माझं वचन आहे."— ShivSena - शिवसेना (@ShivSena) October 12, 2019
-शिवसेना पक्षप्रमुख मा. श्री. उद्धव साहेब ठाकरे pic.twitter.com/FI6sjNmagi
On October 4, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis declared the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena alliance at a press briefing in Mumbai. "There were people doubting our alliance but we never had any such doubts in our mind. To form an alliance, a lot of discussions are needed. We need to hear requests from both parties. In the Lok Sabha election, the supported of the people along with the guidance of PM Modi have once again brought us together with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)," he said.
The Chief Minister also shared the seat-sharing formula between the parties on October 4 at a press briefing, the CM declared that Shiv Sena will contest for polls from 124 constituencies, the BJP will contest from 150 and its allies will contest from 14 constituencies.
Legislative Assembly election is planned to be held in Maharashtra on October 21, 2019, to elect the 288 members of Legislative Assembly. Maharashtra assembly elections will be held in a single-phase and the counting procedure would be conducted on October 24. The last date of nomination was on October 4.