If Shiv Sena is not compatible with BJP, there is a possibility that NCP and Sena MLA leave: the Minister of the Athawale Union

MUMBAI: Amid a political dispute in 'Mahayuti' over the formation of the government in Maharashtra, the head of the Republican Party of India, Ramdas Athawale, said Friday that if Shiv Sena does not support the BJP, then there is a possibility that the Party of the Nationalist Congress (PCN) The MLA and the Sena MLA will defect and go against the decisions of their respective parties.

If the Shiv Sena does not support the BJP in the formation of the government, then neither will they obtain any portfolio. As a result, there is a possibility that the NCP and the MLAs of the Shiv Sena desert and go against the decisions of their respective parties, Athawale told ANI.

When asked about the idea of ​​BJP and Shiv Sena sharing power for 2.5 years each, Athawale, also Minister of the Union, said it is not a good idea.

In the past, we had never seen a similar formula of having rotating chief ministers of two parties for 2.5 years each. It's not a good idea. The Sena can obtain the post of Deputy Chief Minister and should avoid receiving PNC support as it will be an unnatural alliance, he said.

The RPI president said he would try to resolve the difference between Sena chief Uddhav Thackrey and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, since he has good relations with them.

Meanwhile, NCP spokesman Nawab Malik, while reacting to the statement of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, that the BJP is forcing his party to look for an alternative, said: Yes, the alternative option is possible in the stage.

There should be no doubt that Shiv Sena demands the post of prime minister. However, both BJP and Shiv Sena have the mandate of the people to form a stable government in Maharashtra, Malik said.

The leader of the PCN stressed that he wants 'Mahayuti' to demonstrate the majority on the floor of the House and form the government, and added that if the alliance did not, then the PCN will try to demonstrate the majority.

The political development has taken a new turn in Maharashtra with Raut meeting with the head of the PCN Sharad Pawar, generating speculation that the two sides are coming together to come to power in the state.

For quite some time, Raut has maintained that Sena can form the government alone and that the new Prime Minister of Maharashtra will be of his party.

In the recently concluded Maharashtra assembly polls, the BJP-Sena alliance has an absolute majority with the first emerging as the largest party in the state with 105 seats.

However, they still have to claim the claim for the formation of the government in the state.

Shiv Sena states that there was a 50-50 agreement to share power between the two sides, but the Prime Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has said that the ally was not promised the position of the prime minister for two and a half years when the alliance It was finished before. Lok Sabha's 2019 polls.

Shiv Sena won 56 seats in the elections. NCP won 54 seats in the assembly, while Congress won 44 seats in the 288-member assembly.