Maharashtra [ Images ] state Opposition the Shiv Sena [ Images ] and Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] have announced that they will retain the seat-sharing formula of the 2004 assembly elections for the October 13 polls -- the Sena contesting 169 seats and BJP 119 seats.
"The Sena-BJP alliance has nearly finalised its seat-sharing and the parties would contest the same number of seats they did the last time," said state BJP president Nitin Gadkari [ Images ].
Elections to the 288-member Maharashtra assembly will be held on October 13.
"The announcement about seat-sharing will be made in a couple of days," Gadkari said.
Asked if there were differences in the saffron alliance over the controversial Guhagar assembly seat in coastal Konkan, Gadkari said, "We will not make Guhagar a prestige issue."