The CM said that Shiv Sena will fight on 23 seats and the BJP will contest on 25 seats.
He further added with the hope of his party coming in power this election that the decision was taken in the interest of the nation.

Meanwhile, Amit Shah is confident that in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP and the Shiv Sena will together win 45 out of total 48 seats in Maharashtra.

Acknowledging the differences, Uddhav said that people have been seeing Shiv Sena and the BJP for past 30 years out of which they were united for 25 years but there was just some confusion in the last 5 years.

In these 5 years, Sena has been differing with the BJP openly and not shielding away from taking digs at the PM. Last week, Sena leader Sanjay Raut paid a surprise visit to Chandrababu Naidu's dharna in Delhi pressing for special status for Andhra Pradesh.

Soon after the alliance was made public, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his views

"Our association with the @ShivSena goes beyond politics. We are bound by a desire to see a strong and developed India. The decision to contest together strengthens the NDA significantly. I am sure our alliance is going to be Maharashtra’s first and only choice!"

He also tweeted:

“Inspired by the vision of Atal Ji and Balasaheb Thackeray Ji, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will continue working for the well-being of Maharashtra and ensuring the state once again elects representatives who are development oriented, noncorrupt and proud of India’s cultural ethos.”

Talking about the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Fadnavis said that they will hold discussions with their other allies. Leaving the numbers of seats taken by BJP’s allies, both parties will fight on an equal number of seats.

The Sena-BJP alliance didn’t work in 2014 as BJP refused to play the junior partner in the state. The two parties had contested separately for the 288 assembly seats.