BJP Arrogant Enough to Sit in Oppn But Won’t Honour Promises: Sena

Catch all the updates as parties try to form the government in Maharashtra in the wake of the Assembly elections.

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The Shiv Sena has insisted on a ‘50:50’ power-sharing formula for the coalition partners.

Amid deadlock over the government formation in Maharashtra, Sanjay Raut on Monday, 11 November said that the BJP was “arrogant” enough to sit in the Opposition but wasn’t willing to honour promises made before the Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP on Sunday refused to stake claim to the government in the state, following which Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited Shiv Sena to indicate their willingness to form the government in the state.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant on Monday announced his resignation as Union Minister (Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises).

  • Governor Koshyari on Sunday, 10 November invited Shiv Sena to stake claim
  • Devendra Fadnavis is the caretaker CM of the state
  • Sena claims that they had decided on a ‘50:50’ power-sharing arrangement with BJP before the polls
  • BJP won 105 seats, while Shiv Sena won 56 in the Assembly elections
  • Opposition Congress won 44 seats, while NCP won 54

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5:19 AM, 29 Oct

NCP-Backed MLA Extends Support to Sena

Shankarrao Gadakh, an NCP-backed Independent MLA in Maharashtra, on Monday offered support to the Shiv Sena, which is pushing for an equal share in power with ally BJP in the next government.

The MLA from Nevasa in Ahmedanagar district made the announcement after meeting Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence.

Gadakh's father Yashwantrao was a former NCP leader.

“I represent a rural area where problems are more complicated. If I have to solve people's issues, it is better to stay with the party which is going to form the government. Hence, I visited Mumbai today and extended support to the Sena,” he said.

5:19 AM, 29 Oct

'Will Form Government Comfortably': BJP

The BJP in Maharashtra on Monday said it has the support of 15 Independent MLAs and asserted the party will “comfortably” form the next government taking the Shiv Sena along with it.

Besides its own 105 MLAs, the BJP has the support of 15 Independent MLAs, claimed party spokesperson Shweta Shalini.

“There were some BJP (ticket) aspirants who got elected as independent MLAs. They have extended their support to the BJP,” she told PTI.

“I believe the BJP will form the next government comfortably taking the Shiv Sena along,” Shalini said.

5:19 AM, 29 Oct

'No Dushyant Here Whose Father is in Jail': Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday, 29 October quipped, in an attack on the BJP and its alliance partner JJP’s Dushyant Chautala in Haryana, “There is no Dushyant here whose father is in jail.”

“Uddhav Thackeray ji has said that we have other options too but we don’t want to commit the sin of accepting that alternative. Shiv Sena has always done politics of truth, we are not hungry for power.”
Sanjay Raut, MP, Shiv Sena

“There is no Dushyant here whose father is in jail. Here, it's us who do politics of 'dharma and satya', Sharad ji who created an environment against BJP and Congress will never go with BJP,” he added.

7:38 AM, 29 Oct

‘No Decision by Amit Shah on CM Post Going to Shiv Sena’: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that no formula has been decided yet on giving the CM post to Shiv Sena.

“Our party president has confirmed that nothing has been decided on CM post going to Shiv Sena. No formula is decided yet,” he said.

“I assure that this will be a BJP led government,” he added, as quoted by ANI.

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