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Mumbai Congress chief says party to go alone in BMC elections

Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap on Monday confirmed that the party will contest the BMC elections and not with the Maha Vikas Aghadi Alliance.

Indicating an alternate view of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s “chappal” remark, Jagtap said the latter could have been to praise his party.

CM Thackeray’s comments came a day later, told that people would “beat with chappals” those who only talk about contesting polls alone.

During a ceremony held on the foundation day of Shiv Sena on Saturday, Thackeray did not name his allies without attacking anyone. The chief minister said that a few people were talking about going solo and fighting elections on their own and also people would hit them with chappals if they do so.

Earlier, Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole indicated that the party will contest the next Assembly elections alone and not as partners of Maha Vikas Aghadi Alliance.

Patole said that Congress would contest the Maharashtra Assembly Elections alone and they are ready to be the CM face if the high command decides.

However on Sunday Patole had said that the three-party MVA alliance, was formed in Maharashtra for 5 years and it is a temporary fixture.

After the party led by Uttam Thackeray left the BJP in 2019, the Shiv Sena and the Congress have long been with NCP to form the MVA government in Maharashtra.