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Maharashtra poll campaign: Devendra Fadnavis emerges as BJP's face

Akhilesh Yadav during an election campaign Akhilesh Yadav during an election campaign
Stacy Diaz | 17 February, 2017, 01:24

"If there had been no alliance in 1995, would Sena have had its Chief Minister?" he said.

Besides the official BJP posters and social media accounts, animated videos depicting the Shiv Sena as a "corrupt tiger" being controlled by a "lion" are also making the rounds.

Addressing reporters here, Sena MLC Anil Parab claimed various contracts were awarded to specific contractors only by "circumventing" the Standing Committee of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) during Fadnavis' Mayoral stint in 1997-2001.

The report's findings had resulted in registration of offences against 102 corporators in 2001, most of whom were from the BJP. The BJP has equal share in the loot of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

He said the reported irregularities were during the tenure of four mayors, including Fadnavis, in the NMC.

February 16: Taking a jibe at the comic feature called "Khau Sena" which mocks the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP) on Thursday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds equal share in the loot of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, hence the saffron party has no moral right to call other parties "corrupt".

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday dared Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to disclose his wealth.

Also out is a comic book like caricature strip, showing Fadnavis as the harbinger of water to drought-hit Latur previous year, when the state government ran "water trains" to the Marathwada town.

However, Sena's contention is that a disagreement over allocation of seats for BMC polls led to the break-up of alliance.