Uddhav Thackeray: Lok Sabha, Maharashtra elections could be held in 2018

File Photo: Uddhav Thackeray. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 23, 2018, 08.58 AM (IST)

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said Tuesday that the next general elections and the elections to the Maharashtra state assembly could be held in December 2018. 

Thackeray was speaking at a national executive meet of his party. The Sena also announced Tuesday that it would contest the elections on its own, not in alliance with the BJP. 

Addressing the meet, Thackeray said that "we should bring down this self-advertising government". 

And that "we will come to power in Maharashtra on our own". 

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The Sena has so far been a difficult BJP ally, taking the ruling BJP to task both in Maharashtra and at the Centre. 

The last general and Maharashtra assembly elections were held in 2014. Which means they should be going to the polls again in 2019. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is currently in Davos, reacted to the announcements saying "let's wait, they have been saying many things".  

He added that his government would "complete its term". 

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