Amit Shah should have objected to Thackeray in 'Sainik CM': Sanjay Raut

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena leader said Thursday that Party President Bharatiya Janata (BJP) Amit Shah should have raised objections when Uddhav Thackeray announced that the next chief minister of will be from Shiv Sena during the election rallies.

He also criticized the Interior Minister for not informing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the closed-door talks between Shah and Thackeray about the distribution of power.

I agree that PM Modi used to project Devendra Fadnavis as the next chief minister of Maharashtra but at the same time, Uddhav Thackeray was also telling the public that the next chief minister will be from Shiv Sena. Then at that time why didn't Amit Shah raised any objection.

Amit Bhai used to say that the issues discussed in the closed room should not be discussed outside. But when they do not comply with mutual decisions, matters become the subject of outdoor discussion. Shah should have informed the Prime Minister. Our Prime Minister has a big heart and the matter would not have worsened if it had been updated with the latest talks, he added.

The statement from Raut came just a day after Amit Shah stated that it will be inappropriate to disclose the deliberations that were held behind closed doors between his party and Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra was under the president's rule on Tuesday. The President signed the notification following the recommendation of the Union Cabinet, which acted on the report of the governor of Maharashtra.

The governor had recommended the imposition of the president's government following the political stalemate over the formation of the government in the state.

Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray emerged as the second-largest party in last month's Maharashtra assembly elections with 56 seats. The two parties, who fought the elections together, were at loggerheads over power-sharing.

The BJP emerged as the largest party with 105 seats in the state assembly of 288 members.

Shiv Sena insisted that the two parties had a '50 -50 'power-sharing agreement before the elections. Fadnavis said that Shiv Sena was not promised the chief ministerial post for two-and-a-half years when the alliance was sealed before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.