BJP Chief Breaks Silence On Maharashtra Political Turmoil

BP World Bureau | Nov 14 2019 09:59:38 AM
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MUMBAI: BJP president Amit Shah broke silence on Maharashtra political tussle. Union home minister said that Shiv Sena was not promised the chief minister's position as per the claims. He accused their ally of coming up with new conditions after the elections that the BJP could not accept.

BJP fell out with Shiv Sena recently and Sena is looking forward to forming an alliance with NCP-Congress.

Amit Shah said that it was decided before the elections that Devendra Fadnavis will be the Chief Minister if BJP-Shiv Sena alliance wins. At the time, no one objected and now Sena came up with new demands that the BJP cannot accept.

Due to the fallout, a new government have not been formed in Maharashtra and as a result, the president's rule has been imposed in the state for six months.

Read: President's Rule Imposed In Maharashtra For Six Months

Shiv Sena said that during a discussion between Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray, BJP agreed to give CM's post to Shiv Sena, a claim denied by Amit Shah.

Shah also retorted that Shiv Sena cannot win the minds of the public like this although he is not ready to fully reveal what transpired between both parties.

President's rule was imposed after no party came forward to form a government. Shiv Sena is trying to make an alliance with NCP and Congress. Sharad Pawar led NCP was willing but Sonia Gandhi is reluctant due to the ideological differences between Shiv Sena and Congress.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met Congress leaders of Maharashtra and later assured that their conversations are going in the right direction.

Shiv Sena asked the Maharashtra governor for more time to form the government which was denied. They moved to supreme court challenging this as well.