The new government in Maharashtra will have to wait it seems . This scenario has emerged after the Sena apparently is keen to see its 50:50 formula made between Uddhav Thackeray and Union Minister Amit Shah earlier this year be adopted .
The two parties, who contested the assembly elections together and secured 161 seats in the 288-member house.
The Sena, which won 56 seats to the BJP’s 105, has even hinted at the Chief Minister’s post, suggesting a two-and-a-half year rotation between the parties.
The BJP, which has sought to play down differences, is dependent on the Sena — and the Sena knows this — to form a stable government. The party has said differences will be resolved through negotiations.
“There is no confusion in government formation. BJP and Shiv Sena fought and won election in alliance. We will once again form the government. What is decided in alliance will happen,” Ashish Shelar, BJP leader and Education Minister, said.