The decision was taken yesterday at a meeting of senior leaders here, a partyman said. The development comes after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis chided the Shiv Sena for bringing the state a bad name due to the protests against former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri's book launch in Mumbai.
Kalyan and Dombivali are satellite cities adjacent to Mumbai and the Municipal Corporation is currently run by the Sena-BJP alliance. Shiv Sena is all set to contest all 122 seats alone. The KDMC elections are to be held on November 1.
Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve told reporters that the party had left the decision on the alliance issue with local BJP unit in Kalyan. "We are not going to impose anything on the local unit," he added.
The Shiv Sena opposed the launch of Kasuri's book 'Neither a Hawk, Nor a Dove: An Insider Account of Pakistan's Foreign Policy' saying there should be no engagement with Pakistan as long as it supports terror attacks on Indian soil.

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