Amit Shah never discussed about the 50-50 deal: Devendra Fadnavis

He said there was no formula to split the Chief Minister's post between the two parties for terms of two-and-a-half years each, as claimed by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena swept the votes in the Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 and their alliance managed to attain majority. However, after the victory, Shiv Sena chief Udhhav Thackeray had demanded a 50-50 per cent share of power and had claimed that BJP President Amit Shah had assured him of the same.

However, on Tuesday, October 29, former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is a BJP leader said that no rotational formula was agreed upon with the Shiv Sena, as it has insisted while demanding an equal share of power in Maharashtra.

There is no doubt in my mind that I will be Chief Minister for five years," he said in response to Sena's hard bargaining stalling government formation in the state.

He added that there was no formula to split the Chief Minister's post between the two parties for two-and-a-half years each, as claimed by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. He said that Amit Shah had never told him about any agreement of seat-sharing and also added that Shiv Sena had made no demands.

In last week's Maharashtra election, the BJP won 105 seats and the Shiv Sena scored 56. Together, the two have 161 seats, way past the half-way mark of 144, but with the BJP's dependence for numbers higher this time, the Sena has set its terms.

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