Distrust between BJP, Shiv Sena shows they can't form government in Maharashtra: Prithviraj Chavan

The tussle between the BJP and its junior ally seems only to escalate with the Shiv Sena not ready to concede on its demand of '50: 50 formula' allegedly reached between the two parties.

Published: 29th October 2019 08:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2019 08:25 PM   |  A+A-

Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan

Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan (File photo | PTI)


SATARA: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said here that voters are in 'confusion' and the 'distrust' between the partners (BJP and Shiv Sena) shows that they cannot form the government.

"The kind of statements leaders of both the parties are making shows that there is some problem between them," said Chavan.

"Whatever the discussion took place between BJP president Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, both the sides claimed that everything was decided," he said.

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"It, however, seems that both Thackeray and Fadnavis interpreted it differently. Voters are in confusion. They should come forward and do a joint press conference to tell the people what was decided between them," added Chavan.

The tussle between the BJP and its junior ally seems only to escalate with the Shiv Sena not ready to concede on its demand of '50: 50 formula' allegedly reached between the two parties.

Chavan said: "If they have so much distrust between them, how can they form the government?"

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The former Chief Minister said that if the Shiv Sena comes with a proposal to the Congress for the formation of the government in the state, it will discuss it with its allies and also put it before the central leadership.

"If the Shiv Sena comes to us with a proposal, we will put that proposal before our high command and discuss it with the allies as well. No such proposal has been given by the Shiv Sena as yet," said Chavan.

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On the other hand, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday expressed dismay over Chief Minister Fadanavis' statement that no '50:50' formula had been reached between the two allies.

"I do not know what the Chief Minister has said. If he is saying that the '50-50 formula' was never discussed, then I think we need to change the definition of the truth. What was discussed, regarding the issue the Chief Minister is talking about, is known by all. The media was there," Raut told ANI.

Chief Minister Fadnavis today said the BJP national president Amit Shah has not given any confirmation about giving the chief minister's post to Shiv Sena. However, he asserted the BJP will be leading a stable government with the Shiv Sena's support for the next five years.

Shiv Sena is adamant about the implementation of the 50:50 formula proposed by the BJP during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The formula is a rotational arrangement in which the chief minister from each party will split the five-year term equally.

The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has got an absolute majority in Maharashtra Assembly polls with the former emerging as the single-largest party with 105 seats. Shiv Sena has bagged 56.


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  • m g swaminathan

    If the Congress or the NCP is thinking of a coalition government in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena. it will be a betrayal of their so called secular politics and sheer opportunism to grab power!
    2 years ago reply
  • Poda De

    Let Thakres make foxls of themselves by posing big and losing out with BJP!.  NCP will do well to align with BJP since its ally Congress is only sliding down with every passing day.
    2 years ago reply
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