Shiv Sena offers 60 seats, BJP wants 114
Mumbai – BMC election date has been announced, the municipal corporation is going to polls on 21 February. The ruling parties BJP and Shiv Sena can’t come on same page, what is the reason one can’t derive. BJP’s demand for 114 seats has been discarded by Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena proposed 60 seats for BJP, and the party in centre has rejected the offer. Seat-sharing talks between the two parties for the 227-seats BMC elections have almost hit a dead-end. After the meeting, Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar said, “We placed our proposals, which were not acceptable to both sides. We will now refer the same to our leaders. They are capable of taking the final call.” Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has already made it clear that on 23 January he will have his say on the alliance at the meeting in Sanmukhanand hall. In the meeting held on Saturday leaders present were Mumbai BJP President Ashish Shelar, State Cabinet Minister for Housing Department Prakash Mehta, State Education Minister Vinod Tawde and representing Shiv Sena were Member of Rajya Sabha Anil Desai, MLA Anil Parab and Shiv Sena leader Ravindra Mirlekar.