Formation of Maharashtra government: 13 days after the BJP won a clear majority in the Maharashtra elections, the BJP-Shiv Sena quarreled over power-sharing, which has stopped the formation of a government in one of the largest states in India.
While the Shiv Sena has threatened to seek alternatives between the opposition Congress and the NCP, the BJP has once again said that they are open for discussion to work on this gap, but the CM post is still not on the table.
The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Tuesday that talks with the Shiv Sena are open to end the deadlock in government formation.
The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance emerged as a clear winner in the Maharashtra assembly election result 2019, which was announced on 24 October. But even after almost two weeks, both the parties have failed to resolve the differences between the CM post and the share of power.
The Shiv Sena insisted that they would hold the CM post for 2.5 years with a power share of 50-50 as promised, while the BJP said that the CM post was not up for discussion.
According to Girish Mahajan, a close confidant of Devendra Fadnavis, the BJP is also not ready to give any written assurance to the Shiv Sena.
Speaking to India Today TV, Girish Mahajan blamed the Shiv Sena for delaying the formation of the government, saying that it was wrong to say on behalf of the Shiv Sena that they kept their options open as “we have fought together” Were staying.
Girish Mahajan expressed displeasure over the statements made by army spokesman Sanjay Raut, saying, “Despite Sena’s rant, we have not responded.”
The Shiv Sena has another sarcasm at the BJP as they criticized Devendra Fadnavis’s meeting with Amit Shah in an editorial some.
Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, who has negotiated the most for the Shiv Sena in this power struggle, is confident that his party will win the starring contest.
“The Chief Minister will only be from the Shiv Sena. The face and politics of Maharashtra are changing, you will see. Hungama, which you call Hungama, is not a fight for justice and rights … Victory will be ours.” Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP, told news agency ANI.
“Swearing will happen soon. It is the right of the people. Swearing is not a monopoly of anyone,” he said.
He also said that the decision on Maharashtra would be taken in Maharashtra, a reference to the meetings in Delhi which attracted a lot of attention on Monday – one between BJP Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his party chief Amit Shah and another between the National Congress Party (NCP). Chief Sharad Pawar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Devendra Fadnavis, eyeing a second full term, also met Nitin Gadkari, who may emerge as a peacemaker between the Shiv Sena and the BJP.
The Sena’s attempt to garner support from independents, NCP and other sources such as the Congress are to make any arrangement with the Congress President Sonia Gandhi for any kind of alleged involvement with the Shiv Sena.