Furthermore, during the course of the meeting, Sena leader Sanjay Raut continued to suggest that the party will break their alliance with the BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. Sena is currently eying 25 seats in the Lok Sabha and 150 assembly seats. He said, “Sena will fight the 2019 election with pride. We don’t need anyone”
Meanwhile, Tuesday marks Shiv Sena’s founder Bal Thackeray’s 91st birth anniversary. Thackeray, who had been an influential figure in Maharashtra, began his professional career as a cartoonist with the English language daily ‘The Free Press Journal’ in Mumbai, but left it in 1960 to form his own political weekly ‘Marmik’.