Maharashtra Government Formation: CM post only to Sena, three parties to stake claim

The sources informed that Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena will stake claim and provide the support letter to Maharashtra Governor on Friday itself which will end the political deadlock in the state

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Shiv Sena’s firebrand leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said that his party won’t side with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even if they offered Lord Indra’s throne.

The time for offers have ended. Shiv Sena won’t side with the BJP even if they offered Indra’s throne,” said Sanjay Raut.

While talking to the reporters, Raut reiterated that the Maharashtra Chief Minister will be from Shiv Sena in the three-party alliance – Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena – government.

This Shiv Sena MP clarified that the CM post will go to his party for full-five years and will not be held on a rotational basis.

People of Maharashtra want Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to become the Chief Minister,” said Raut.

Raut’s remarks come after the sources informed that the BJP has agreed to share the Chief Minister post with Shiv Sena.


Shiv Sena's Meeting

On Friday morning, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with the party’s newly-elected MLAs to inform them about the government formation process and the meetings conducted by Congress and NCP in Delhi.

Uddhav Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray on Thursday night met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at the latter’s residence in Mumbai.

Shiv Sena MLA Bhaskar Jadhav informed that the party legislators would like Uddhav Thackeray or Aditya Thackeray to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, Raut went for a routine checkup at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra on Friday. The Shiv Sena leader underwent an angioplasty on November 12.


Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge in Mumbai

Senior Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge have reached Mumbai for a meeting which will speed up the government formation in Maharashtra.

The sources informed that Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena will stake claim and provide the support letter to Maharashtra Governor on Friday itself which will end the political deadlock in the state. 

Later in the evening, Congress and NCP will meet Shiv Sena to finalise the government formation and it is expected that the Shiv Sena and NCP will get 16 and 15 portfolios, respectively while Congress will be given 12 ministry portfolios. Moreover, the government will be led by Shiv Sena and the CM post will be given to the saffron party for full five-years.

On Thursday, NCP and Congress leaders ended their meetings in Delhi and announced unanimity of issues related to government formation.

Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan informed that they will talk to their pre-poll partners followed by a meeting with Shiv Sena in Mumbai and will make inform the media about government formation at an appropriate time.

After the assembly election results in Maharashtra, BJP and Shiv Sena headed for a tussle over power-sharing and their alliance failed to form the government in Maharashtra.

As no party was able to form the government in Maharashtra, the President’s rule was imposed on November 12. Shiv Sena sought support from the NCP and Congress alliance to form the government without BJP.

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