Kolkata: After parting ways with the BJP in 2019, the Shiv Sena is now eyeing West Bengal. The Shiv Sena has declared that it is backing Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections 2021.
"Looking at the present scenario, it appears like a 'Didi Vs All' situation in West Bengal. Hence the Shiv Sena has decided not to contest in the West Bengal assembly elections stand in solidarity with Mamata Banerjee. We wish Mamata Didi a roaring success because we believe she is the real Bengal Tigress," senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said.
The Shiv Sena has even questioned the unprecedented eight-phase polling in the West Bengal assembly elections 2021.
"They cheated and won in Bihar. Tejashwi is fighting, I am fighting. See how they have set the schedule," West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
Congress ally, Uttar Pradesh-based Samajwadi Party (SP) has declared that it will campaign for the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
West Bengal will vote in 8 phases - March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26, and April 29. The result will be declared on May 2.