The five seats that have been the main debate of the BJP-Shivsena alliance are Wadala, Airoli, Belapur, Ulhasnagar and Ausa in Latur
Mumbai: According to the sources, talks between the BJP-Shivsena alliance have hit a roadblock. It has been reported that the parties are at loggerheads with each other over five dominating Shiv Sena seats.
The five seats that have been the main contention of the alliance are Wadala, Airoli, Belapur, Ulhasnagar and Ausa in Latur. Traditionally, these seats are a stronghold of Shivsena party but the Bhartiya Janta Party wants to contest them this time around.
BJP President Amit Shah has also cancelled his trip to Mumbai which was supposed to happen today. The Union Home Minister was going to visit Mumbai today to announce the final conclusion of seat-sharing talks with the Shivsena. But now it is unsure that the coalition is on or not. The decision for a seat-sharing formula is likely to get delayed because of all this.
Chandrakant Patil, BJP State President said that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray are holding the talks and the decision will be out soon.
Wadala was held by Kalidas Kolambkar. As he switched from Congress to BJP, the saffron party’s aspirations arose regarding the seats.
Shiv Sena leaders said that the seat-sharing means equal distribution of seats in the upcoming polls. Maharashtra has a total of 288 assembly seats. This means, both the parties will get to contest on 144 seats, however, the final seat-sharing tally has not yet been confirmed.