Union Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal in Mumbai said, "I am confident that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win around 225 seats, opposition has lost all credibility and is nowhere in the contest." He added, "People are with Modi ji and Fadnavis ji." Voting for Maharashtra Assembly elections has been started. BJP is contesting 150 seats in 288-member Maharashtra Assembly while its ally Shiv Sena has fielded 124 candidates. Congress is contesting the polls in alliance with Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra.