Shiv Senais exploring all possibilities including a tie-up with BJP to form a government in Maharashtra. In a recent press briefing post the President’s rule in the state, party chief Udbhav Thackeray escaped from saying anything about his alliance with BPJ.
What was Shiv Sena’s stand on President’s Rule in the state?
Udbhav Thackeray is still hopeful of forming an alliance with its former ally BJP after the governor declined to give more time to Sena to submit proof of support. During a regular press briefing, he lashed out at the reports saying that why were the reporters in a hurry about government formation. The government had provided the parties six-months to form government.
What did Udbhav Thackeray say about BJP?
Udbhav Thackeray blamed BJP for the present stalemate. He said that it was BJP that snapped the ties by not keeping its pre-poll promise of 50-50 power sharing. He further said that the option of an alliance was ended by BJP and not the Sena.
What was the Lok Sabha poll promise between Shiv Sena and BJP?
Thackeray said that the BJP wasn’t hoping to win more than 200-220 seats in Lok Sabha elections. At that time, it was Shiv Sena that stood with BJP but the latter exercised the option of quitting the alliance after winning the poll.
Is BJP in touch with Shiv Sena?
According to Udbhav Thackeray, BJP was in contact with Sena. It was making new offers to persuade Sena to form a government in the state.