Time to implement 50-50 formula: Uddhav Thackeray reminds BJP post Election results
Mumbai : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, after getting good numbers in Maharashtra, reminded Bharatiya Janata Party of its promise of 50-50 seat sharing. The Sena, which contested on 126 seats, is leading on 58, a few shorter than the 63 it won in 2014 when it broke ties with the BJP and went solo in all 288 seats of the state.
This year, Shiv Sena was allotted 126 seats and BJP took the mega share of 150 seats. As a sweetner, Shiv Sena was offered a post of Deputy Chief Minister.
But with results coming in Shiv Sena's favour, it appeared that they might claim stake for the Chief Minister's post.
Asked about the matter, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said it was "time to implement the 50:50 formula". "We reached the formula when Amit Shah came to my house (ahead of the Lok Sabha elections). Now is the time to implement that," Uddhav Thackeray said.
It is known that BJP chief Amit Shah had met Uddhav Thackeray ahead of Lok Sabha Polls this year. But, not much was revealed about the discussion between them.