Mumbai: Former chief minister of Maharashtra and head of the Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray (UBT) Uddhav Thackeray has foreseen mid-term elections in the state and appealed to the party workers to get ready for it. He made the statement at a meeting of the party functionaries from various assembly constituencies across the state. The meeting was held at the Sena Bhawan in Mumbai. Chief spokesperson of the party Arvind Swant gave information to media persons about the meeting.
Mid-term polls were inevitable as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 2-lakh-crore worth projects for Maharashtra, Sawant said, adding that the package indicated that the state will go for midterm elections. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister has not given any details about the projects.
Maharashtra assembly elections are due in 2024, but the Thackeray faction of the Sena has urged the legislators who deserted the Shiv Sena and went with Eknath Shinde to resign from their House membership and face the electorate. The Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government, which came to power after ousting the Thackeray-led government in June this year, has been accused of allowing several development projects to go to Gujarat.