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ShivSena leader writes to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, asks him to “intervene” in Maharashtra govt formation

In his letter to RSS chief, ShivSena leader said the state has delivered a mandate in favour of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. But BJP failed to follow ‘coalition dharma’.


MUMBAI| ShivSena’s 50:50 power-sharing demand in Maharashtra is not seeing its conclusion. The tussle over the government formation has entered in the third week now, still, the state’s two major parties are not in talks with each other. To find a headway in this situation, ShivSena leader Kishore Tiwari has written a letter to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to step in and resolve the situation. Tiwari is known to be close to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

In his letter, he has even accused BJP of not following “Coalition Dharma”. ShivSena has been adamant on 50:50 seats and rotational CM post since the results were announced.

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In his letter to Mohan Bhagwat, Tiwari said the state has delivered a mandate in favour of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. But the BJP’s failure to follow ‘coalition dharma’ is delaying the formation of a new government in Maharashtra. Therefore, the RSS “should intervene and resolve the issue”. However,  RSS has not reverted yet.

The ShivSena had refused to back down from its demand, even though the BJP has made it clear that it would not share the top post. In an editorial in Saamana, the Sena had declared though it had accepted the BJP’s conditions in 2014, this time, it would not “blink first”.

Furious with the lack of response from the BJP camp, the Sena has even announced that it was ready to go with Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress to form a government.



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