Oct. 30/2019 – In the run up to form the new government in Maharashtra, the BJP’s major alliance Shiv Sena may demand equal number of ministers in major portfolios in lieu for its key demand for Chief Minister post.
After the announcement of the poll result, the BJP and Shiv Sena have been locking horns for the post of CM. Party supremo Uddhav Thakeray is adamant on equal distribution of power citing previous talks with BJP president Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis at the time of making alliance before the election while Fadnavis refuted such claims.
In the 288-member Assembly, the BJP won 105 seats and Shiv Sena 56 seats, a loss of 17 seats and 7 seats as compared to its tally in 2014. Aditya Thakeray, the son of Uddhav Thakeray, forayed into direct politics this time, for the first time ever in the history of Thakeray clan.