Seat-Sharing will be decided by CM Fadnavis, Amit Shah and me: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil had earlier said that the 50-50 seat sharing formula will not be possible in the upcoming state assembly elections

Seat-Sharing will be decided by CM Fadnavis, Amit Shah and me: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the seat-sharing between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will only be decided by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP President Amit Shah and Thackeray himself. 

While talking to the media during the induction of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) MLA Vilas Tare into Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray said that he doesn’t pay attention to what ‘others’ say about the seat-sharing formula. 

The only people who will decide on seat-sharing formula are me, CM, and Amit Shah,” Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray asserted.

This reaction comes after Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil said that 50-50 seat-sharing formula is not possible and further asserted that there will be no discussion on the seats won during 2014 state assembly elections. 

Patil, who is also Maharashtra Revenue Minister had earlier said that BJP will contest on more than 135 seats while the remaining seats will be distributed among other alliances including Shiv Sena. 

BJP currently has 122 MLAs in the assembly. Moreover, recently, six Independent MLAs and four others from the opposition parties have joined the BJP. As per the given statistics, BJP has the support of nearly 132 MLAs while Sena has only 63. 

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During the 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections, the BJP and Shiv Sena formed an alliance after the poll results were out. BJP contested the elections solely on 260 seats and won in 122 assembly constituencies while Shiv Sena contested on 282 seats and managed to win only 63.