Maharashtra: BJP set to meet governor on Thursday, Shiv Sena not clear on struggle
Mumbai : Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced that they will be meeting the Maharashtra governor on Thursday, setting off talk of an agreement with ally Shiv Sena just two days before the deadline for government formation.
"Good news can come anytime," a senior BJP leader said after the feuding allies met for the first time on Wednesday.
Devendra Fadnavis met six Shiv Sena leaders during a meeting he had called to discuss the farm crisis in the state after rain. According to sources, a discussion on government formation was also done during the meeting.
"You cannot separate water, no matter how much you try to. Shiv Sena and BJP are together... We should wait for the news, the good news can come anytime," BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said after the meeting.
"The government will be formed by the Mahayuti (alliance), no matter what anyone says or thinks," Mr Mungantiwar stressed.
Shiv Sena, on the other hand, seemed unclear over their demand and said they are still sticking to 50-50 power sharing on the Chief Minister's post.
"We will do what (Sena chief) Uddhav Thackeray says," Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, asked about the BJP's plan to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.