Uddhav Thackeray dismayed by Fadnavis' 'no 50-50 promise' remark

Thackeray stressed that he intended to get a larger share of power in the alliance government compared to the 2014 arrangement.

Published: 31st October 2019 06:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2019 07:33 PM   |  A+A-

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray (Photo| Twitter/@OfficeofUT)


MUMBAI: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday expressed `disappointment' over chief minister Devendra Fadnvais' statement that the BJP had not promised `fifty-fifty' formula for power-sharing in Maharashtra, sources said.

Sena MLAs met at the party headquarters here and elected Eknath Shinde as the leader of its legislature wing.

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Sources said that the Sena chief, who was present at the meeting, expressed disappointment over Fadnavis's comment that no fifty-fifty formula -- denoting equal sharing of power -- was promised to the Sena.

Thackeray, sources said, also stressed that he intended to get a larger share of power in the alliance government compared to the 2014 arrangement.

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The Sena chief also told his party's legislators that the BJP so far has not offered any power-sharing formula for government formation, the sources added.

The two saffron allies have not been able to work out the power-sharing arrangement despite getting a clear majority in the state elections, the results of which were announced on October 24.

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