All through the day on Tuesday, BJP, and ShivSena stayed engaged in the exchange of words on power-sharing, thereby leaving the deadlock to continue on government formation in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena added more to its obstinacy with fresh remarks while retorts came from the BJP.
Through a slew of statements, Shiv Sena has been adamantly claiming fifty percent of share in the government, while BJP was reluctant to concede to the demand.
In the morning, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut miffed BJP with a statement- there is no Dushyant in ShivSena whose father is in jail.
Dushyant Chautala, the president of JJP, has sealed a deal with BJP in the post-poll scenario in Haryana to let the later form government in Haryana. Dushyant’s father is serving a jail term in a corruption case.
Shiv Sena picked it as rhetoric to state that it is not in that compromising position. it even claimed to have other options in hand.
.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of BJP expressed his displeasure over Sena’s remarks on BJP, and clearly said,” There should be no doubt in any body’s mind that it will be a BJP government for the next five years.” He denied there was any understanding of 50;50 power share between BJP and Shiv Sena.
BJP and Shiv Sena had taken on the assembly election jointly and bagged 105 and 56 seats respectively in the 288-seated Maharashtra assembly. The pair, with them, has number well above the magic mark of 145 to form a government. But both the parties did not be at one with each other on the terms of power-sharing.
NCP came up with 54 seats from the fray, and Congress got 44 seats. Twenty 29 seats went to others.
The outcome left BJP to depend heavily on Shiv Sena to form a government.