Shiv Sena to not contest Bengal polls, extends support to Mamata Banerjee's TMC
Kolkata/UNI: The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has welcomed Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray's decision to back out from the poll and extend his support to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the 294-seat elections.
Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Thursday said it would not contest the West Bengal Assembly elections and extended support to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, calling her the "real Royal Bengal tigress".
Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said "at the moment, it appears to be a Didi vs All fight".
He said the decision was taken following discussions with the party president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
TMC MP Sougata Roy while welcoming Shiv Sena's decision said Maharashtra's ruling party has aptly described Banerjee as the real Royal Bengal tigress.