Mumbai: With the tussle for the formation of government in Maharashtra, taking new turns, Uddhav Thackeray, the president of Shiv Sena met with the Governor and another top leader of the party Sanjay Raut and claimed that the next Chief Minister in Maharashtra will be from Shiv Sena. This has come out a day after the NCP chief, Sharad Pawar, met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi while Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi.
However, Congress Chief, Sonia Gandhi, has denied the support to Shiv Sena to form a new government in Maharashtra. The clash between Shiv Sena and BJP over the Chief Minister’s post in Maharashtra has also been hinting that they are ready to form the new government with Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party and Congress.
Sharad Pawar, after meeting with Sonia Gandhi however said that the Sena-BJP tussle is an internal matter and there has been no assurance given to him. This impasse over a 50:50 power share took yet another turn when Shiv Sena sought help from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of BJP in order to solve the deadlock on Tuesday.
Shiv Sena leader Kishore Tiwari who is known to be close to the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, has appealed to RSS chied Mohan Bhagwat to step in claiming that BJP is not following “coalition dharma”. However, there has been no response from RSS yet.