BJP delegation meets Maharashtra Governor; silent on government formation

Since the declaration of the assembly election results, Shiv Sena is adamant on its demand to implement the 50-50 power-sharing deal which was finalised before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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The tug-of-war over power-sharing between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) still remains in Maharashtra. Both the saffron parties contested the assembly polls together. 

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday conducted a meeting with the party’s newly-elected MLAs. The outcome of the meeting stated that the Sena is firm on its demand for a rotational CM while the legislators passed a resolution authorising Thackeray to take a “final call” in the matter. 

Since the declaration of the assembly election results, Shiv Sena is adamant on its demand to implement the 50-50 power-sharing deal which was finalised before 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not supported the demands of its ally. Earlier, the BJP had said that it won’t share the CM post but offered several portfolios for Sena MLAs.

Shiv Sena and BJP, both the parties elected their legislature leaders. However, BJP has remained silent on Sena’s firm demand to share the CM post. Earlier, on many occasions, BJP had maintained that the CM will be from their party. 

After meeting Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday, senior leaders from the BJP including Chandrakant Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Girish Mahajan and Ashish Shelar refused to take any questions from the media regarding the formation of the government. 

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Meanwhile, it was learned that the BJP delegation discussed the ongoing political situation with the Maharashtra Governor. However, the BJP will not stake claim to form the government. Currently, BJP is in a state of wait and watch. 

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