From outside it appears that the coalition partners BJP and Shiv Sena are parting ways in the ensuing BMC elections. But BJP is confident having post-poll alliance with Sena in the event of either party coming as the single largest party to head BMC. This is a very good understanding between the two parties. For the nth time both the parties play clever politics to fool around others. This may be the strategy of the two parties when parting ways and the trend continue for some time. Apart from civic body elections, Pune and other Municipal elections are on the cards and the same strategy may continue for some time and in some stage also. Post poll alliance is on the pipleline between BJP and Shiv Sena as per CM Fadnavis and that may be a reality in the days to come.
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