As per the latest buzz in the Maharashtra political corridors, ShivSena is looking to form a government with the support of NCP and Congress.
Mumbai| The ShivSena and its ally BJP have locked horns in the state of Maharashtra over the sharing of portfolios. It has been a week since the Maharashtra Assembly Elections. However, despite getting majority, the alliance partners are not coming to a consensus over the post of Chief Minister and distribution of portfolios.
While ShivSena is adamant on the 50:50 formula, BJP has asserted that Cm from the party will head the government. Meanwhile, ShivSena has warned the BJP that it has other options open if the party does not concede to its demands. There are speculations that backchannel talks are going on between ShivSena, Congress and NCP. The speculation gained strength when ShivSena MP Sanjay Raut made an unscheduled visit to NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s house.
As per the latest buzz in the Maharashtra political corridors, ShivSena is looking to form a government with the support of NCP and Congress. ShivSena has 56 seats while Congress and NCP have 44 and 54 seats respectively. Congress-NCP who are trying to keep BJP away from power may support Sena to form government in the state.
However, the buzzword also says that ShivSena has offered the CM post to Sharad Pawar and demanded the Deputy CM post for Aaditya Thackeray.
While several developments are unfolding in the state, Congress MP Hussain Dalwai wrote to Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi regarding support to ShivSena. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar too will be meeting Sonia Gandhi in Delhi today.