Maharashtra: Shiv Sena lawmakers' concern over losing seats to MVA partners is fueling the uprising led by Eknath Shindes

Shiv Sena rebels fear that if Maha Vikas Aghadi continues, they will lose ground to alliance partners NCP and Congress . A Sena MP said he was unsure of getting a ticket for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections .

NASHIKPUNE: Senior Sena elected members said on Thursday that one of the main reasons behind the Shiv Sena revolt is the fear among its lawmakers that if the Maha Vikas Aghadi continues, they will lose ground to alliance partners NCP and Congress.A Sena MP said he was unsure of getting a ticket for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, requesting anonymity.Both the MVA alliance partners in my constituency are keen on voting in my constituency.I will lose my seat if our leadership agrees with them.

Their hopes have been heightened by polling in at least ten municipal bodies later this year, as well as several gram panchayat and zilla parishad elections.These politicians are afraid of their positions and those of their backers in these elections.For three decades, Shiv Sena fought against Congress and the NCP, and the rivalries are fierce.According to a veteran Sena member, it would be impossible to alter or divide seats as with BJP.

Sitting MPs and MLAs may end up fighting as independents or reserving their seats to either the NCP or Congress if the Sena leadership fails to prevail on them, according to the senior Sena leader.On the other hand, Sena's leader said that the BJP and Sena alliance had no glitches during the polling because neither had staked their claim to the seats won by each party.Chandrakant Patil, the local chief of Muktainagar, had attempted to run for the assembly election but was refused because the seat was earmarked for the BJP.He resigned, contested as an indigene, and defeated BJPs Rohini Khadse.

We have been fighting the NCP and Congress in a variety of constituencies since they are our primary adversaries.According to an independent MLA who has thrown his weight behind Shinde, the BJP has been Senas natural ally.