Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday removed hoardings outside Matoshree (Thackeray residence) which read ‘CM Maharashtra only Aditya Thackeray.’ Sena leaders have been pitching Aditya Thackeray’s name for chief minister post for 2.5 years. They had also put up posters around the city demanding CM post for Aditya.
BJP and Shiv Sena are yet to begin the talks on government formation in Maharashtra. It’s been over a week since the assembly election results were announced. However, the power tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena over the chief minister post is far from over. While the Sena is insisting on sharing the top post for two-and-half-years, the BJP is ready to offer deputy chief minister post and wants to keep the CM post for a full five-year term.
A Shiv Sena delegation led by Aditya Thackeray today met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Apart from Aditya, Eknath Shinde, Diwakar Raote and Subhash Desai were also part of the delegation. After meeting the governor, Thackeray said that Sena leaders requested the Governor to provide assistance to farmers and fishermen who suffered damages due to recent rains. “He has assured us that he himself will talk to the Centre,” he added.
In the recent assembly polls, BJP won 105 seats whereas Shiv Sena 56 in the 288-member House. Sena has also demanded a ‘written’ assurance from the BJP over the 50:50 formula for CM post. Today, senior Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut said that his party would not go back on its demand. He said that it was the BJP that is going back on its promise made to Sena ahead of Lok Sabha polls.