Maharashtra Government Crisis: BJP Core Group in a huddle, Sena MLAs in Resort

Ankit Kumar

Maharashtra Government Crisis:  Uddhav Thackeray fear of MLAs poaching

The core group of BJP leaders of Maharashtra will meet today to discuss the Governor’s invitation to form the government. The BJP has failed to come to an agreement with Shiv Sena to form the government. 

Shiv Sena has kept all its MLA at a resort at Madh Island in Suburban Mumbai. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that he wants to stop any attempt by the Bhartiya Janta Party to poach its MLAs. Aditya Thackeray also stayed overnight at the resort with other MLAs.

BJP and Shiv Sena fought the Vidhan Sabha election together last month and won 105 and 56 seats respectively. They have a clear majority in the 288-member Maharashtra legislative assembly.

BJP’s hope of forming the government for the second consecutive term is on hold

Devendra Fandanvis’s hope of becoming the CM for the second consecutive term is on hold over the power-share dispute. Shiv Sena demands equal power-share, what it calls a “50-50 formula”. The party said that they had a discussion with BJP Party President, Amit Shah regarding it before the general election in May.  Sena says that the plan was set to have two chief ministers from each party for 2.5 years each.

Meanwhile, Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is keeping a close watch on developments. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that Governor should make sure if BJP has the majority or not, or else there will be horse-trading. If BJP forms the government without majority then we will vote against the BJP on the floor of the Vidhan Sabha. If Devendra Fadanvis led BJP falls, we will try to form an alternative government in the interest of the state. We will keep a look at Shiv Sena if they vote against the BJP or not to pull them from the government. A meeting has been called of all the MLAs of NCP on November 12.

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The governor’s office said in a statement on Saturday that the Maharashtra governor Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked Devendra Fadanvis to indicate the ability and willingness of his party to form the government in Maharashtra.

Devendra Fadanvis delivered some strong statements against Shiv Sena

Devendra Fadanvis had resigned from the post of Maharashtra CM on Friday with no sign of a new government. He delivered some strong statements against his party’s ally, the Shiv Sena while addressing the media. He questioned that Shiv Sena which didn’t spare PM Modi from its attacks was even worth continuing an alliance with.

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