BJP-Sena deadlock in State may end

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 6 November 2019

According to sources, the BJP is ready to share the chief minister’s post on rotation basis.

MUMBAI: The State is likely to get a government in the next two or three days as there are signs that the deadlock between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena might end soon.

BJP may take steps for talks with Sena as it has come forward for the first time after the election. 

The picture will be clear after the next few days. Though the BJP said they are ready for the talks, they want the Sena to send a proposal.

However, Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut said the BJP should give in writing what was decided in the meeting between Amit Shah and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray. Only then, will the Shiv Sena come forward for the talks.

On Monday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met BJP Chief Amit Shah in New Delhi where they had a closed meeting for over 40 minutes. 

After returning from the capital, Fadnavis called a meeting of the party’s core committee at his official residence ‘Varsha’.

BJP State President Chandrakant Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar and Pankaja Munde were present for the meeting.

After the meeting, the political movement over government formation may finally begin in the State. 

According to sources, the BJP is ready to share the chief minister’s post on rotation basis. BJP State President Patil said there would be an alliance government in State. 

“Our doors are open 24X7 for talks and the Shiv Sena has to send a proposal. There is no proposal from Shiv Sena about government formation. We are waiting for a proposal from them,” said Patil.  

“The voters have trusted Devendra Fadnavis and his leadership. BJP’s Parliamentary Board has also endorsed his leadership and shown trust in him. Hence, there is no doubt in our minds that Devendra will be chief minister,” said Patil.

Sudhir Mungantiwar said the issue of the chief minister’s post may be discussed during the meeting with Shiv Sena. However, Raut said the BJP has to give in writing what was decided at the meeting with Amit Shah during Lok Sabha elections.

“We are also ready for talks, but they have to assure that everything will happen as decided. This proposal should be in writing, otherwise, we will not participate in the discussion,” said Raut.

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