Amit Shah gives green signal for backroom negotiations with Shiv Sena
Mumbai : On the day when Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut issued a warning to BJP, claiming that they have over 170 seats in their favour, Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah gave green signal to Devendra Fadnavis for backroom negotiations to form the government in Maharashtra.
It has been learned that during Fadnavis' meet with Amit Shah in New Delhi, it was discussed that the party will negotiate on Shiv Sena demands with an assurance that they will not give up the Chief Minister's post.
It is expected that Fadnavis will be holding a meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. “He may even go to Matoshree (the Thackeray family residence) to seal the deal once discussions are done,” a party source familiar with the developments said.
A BJP leader said: “There is no ambiguity in the leadership that there will be a BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra. So far we have not felt concerned about the situation. Every political party bargains; we don’t read too much into the (Sena’s) rhetoric.”
He also mentioned that the BJP will be looking forward to collaborate with as many leaders as possible so they can have a strong hold in the assembly.