Amid BJP- Shiv Sena demand deadlock over Maharashtra’s Chief Ministership, Shiv Sena said it will be forming ties with the NCP and Congress in the region so as to form government. The party leaders said it was in the best interests of Maharashtra.
Sanjay Raut, the Shiv Sena leader said that he’ll meet up with the Governor on Monday and that he’ll ask the governor to invite BJP and then give chance to other parties. Raut was very confident about forming the government and said ‘there will be a Shiv Sena CM in the Oath Ceremony that would take place at Mumbai’s Shivaji park.
Shiv Sena, who had won 57 seats in Maharashtra in the bypolls, had contested the elections in alliance with the BJP, which came out with 105 seats in the states. However, the due couldn’t reach an agreement on power sharing as Shiv Sena was stuck on its demand for CM post at least for half of the term. Fadnavis of BJP had refused the same, but offered the deputy CM’s post, which wasn’t apparently enough for Sena.
Later, as the pressure built, Fadnavis had indicated Sena of his interest in considering the power sharing demand. But then, Uddhav Thackray added two further demands including two ministerial berths at the centre.