Maharashtra Govt Formation 2019 Latest Updates: Hours after Devendra Fadnavis said that there was no promise of rotational CM, Uddhav Thackeray said that Shiv Sena is not a party of liars and equitable distribution of CM post was indeed promised by the BJP. He said that he had a discussion with BJP chief Amit Shah who had agreed to the 50:50 formula in Maharashtra. “I had promised Balasaheb that there will be a Shiv Sena Chief Minister one day, and I will fulfill that promise, I don’t need Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis for that,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Devendra Fadnavis had said that he was deeply disappointed with the way its top leaders behaved after the results were announced. He said that he was upset with Uddhav Thackeray who in his very first media interaction said that all options were open for him. “Unfortunately, the day when results came, Uddhav ji said all options were open for him for the government formation. That was shocking for us as people had given a mandate for alliance and in such circumstances, it was a big question for us that why he said all options are open for him,” he said.
Fadnavis also said that there was no promise of rotational chief ministership to Sena. He said that he was there in all talks with Sena and there was no promise of 2.5 years CM post for Shiv Sena. “I also asked Amit Shah ji if this promise was made to Sena in my absence, he said that Sena had proposed this formula but that was not accepted. There was no such promise,” the former Chief Minister said after stepping down from the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
The BJP and Shiv Sena are yet to begin the talks on government formation in Maharashtra. Both the parties are adamant to take the CM post. The BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena 56 in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly in the just concluded elections. The saffron alliance is well past the majority mark of 145, however, both the parties have refused to budge from their stand so far. If they fail to stake claim to form the government by November 9, President’s Rule could be imposed in Maharashtra.