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Maharashtra BJP eyes Sena seats in 2024 election

The BJP’s Maharashtra unit has already started preparations for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 with the party holding a meeting on Thursday where it has decided to focus on the 16 seats that are not represented by the BJP.

Dubbed Mission 45, the party is targetting a majority of seats from the Shiv Sena party.

On Thursday, state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, Devendra Fadnavis, Vinod Tawde, former minister Chandrashekar Bawankule, and BJP general secretary, Ashish Shelar participated in a meeting conducted to discuss ways to increase the tally of the BJP.

The BJP and the Shiv Sena had contested in an alliance in the 2019 parliamentary elections and had won 41 seats out of 48 in the state, with the BJP getting 23 seats out of 25 it contested and the Shiv Sena 18 seats out of 23 it contested.

According to the sources, the party is looking to wrest seats in Shiv Sena-held constituencies like Hingoli, Parbhani, Buldhana, Yavatmal- Washim, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai South, Mumbai northwest, Hatkanangle, Ramtek, Kalyan, Osmanabad,  to name a few.

The BJP has asked district chiefs to be more active and to conduct a follow-up of initiatives of the party.