Shiv Sena ready to revive ties with BJP if 50-50 power sharing is accepted
Mumbai : Shiv Sena on Tuesday claimed that they are in talks with NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) and Congress to form the government in Maharshtra, regardless Sharad Pawar's comment that they have not talked to them about alliance yet.
"You don't worry about Pawar and our alliance. Very soon, by the first week of December, a Shiv Sena-led alliance government will be in power in Maharashtra. It will be a stable government," Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday.
While there were reports which speculated that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance is on the verge of collapse, Sharad Pawar added fuels by refuting the claims that they are in talks with Shiv Sena on the issue.
Sanjay Raut quipped, "It needs 100 births to understand what Sharad Pawar says."
The Shiv Sena functionaries also blamed BJP for conspiring against them and influencing Sharad Pawar to ensure that Shiv Sena remains out of the power race in the state.
Shiv Sena and BJP had parted ways after the latter refused demands of 50-50 power sharing on the Chief Minister's post. Sena sources say the party is "happy to revive its alliance with the BJP" if the BJP reverts to the 50-50 chief ministership formula.
But sources say they are aware the BJP is chasing the NCP to stymie the Sena.