ShivSena’s mouthpiece Saamana editorial criticizes BJP after Patil said in Maharashtra government cannot form without BJP
MUMBAI| On Saturday the mouthpiece of ShivSena Saamana released an editorial slammed Centre for horse-trading. In the editorial, Shiv Sena says that the party which told the Governor that they won’t be able to form the government are now saying that that the CM will be from their party only.
Yesterday BJP President of Maharashtra Chandrakant Patil expresses his faith that saffron party will form the government in the state along with 119 MLA support. Countering yesterday statement editorial headline criticize the former ally BJP accusing them of doing horse-trading.
The editorial essay, “It seems that they have lost their mental stability. It will be a shame if they will have to be admitted to a mental hospital. Nobody is invincible. The saffron will unfurl here”.
Addressing a press conference, Patil said Devendra Fadnavis has expressed this confidence before party leaders and said that the party is committed to giving a stable government to the state. Adding to his expression Patil said the government in Maharashtra cannot be formed without BJP.
Patil’s statement comes after NCP leader Nawab Malik said that the CM post will go to Shiv Sena if all the three parties come together to form the government.
Malik also slammed former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for asserting that there was no alternative than BJP in Maharashtra to form a government. “Devendra Fadnavis is now a former chief minister and he is reacting like a lost General of the Army, who is falsely encouraging his Army to fight in the battlefield”.
Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP have already finalized the draft of the Common Minimum Programme which is now under consideration.
Meanwhile, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has expressed confidence that a stable government will be formed in the state adding that there will be no mid-term elections. Pawar is set to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi tomorrow to decide the future course of action.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari had imposed President’s Rule in Maharashtra after no parties could muster numbers to stake claim over government formation.
In the recently concluded Maharashtra Assembly elections, BJP won 105 seats; Shiv Sena got 56, while the Congress 44 and NCP 54 secured seats respectively in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly.
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