Mumbai: Citing a recent court verdict, Shiv Sena on Saturday said, "excessive lust leads to divorce" and asked the constituents of 'Mahayuti' alliance to exercise restraint while demanding extra share during seat allocation talks.
"Allies in the coalition must dream of a victory. For this, all parties must give up the lust for more seats. To say we will stay in the coalition only if we get 'so many seats' is not right," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.
The remarks, coming ahead of the finalisation of seat sharing talks for the October 15 Maharashtra polls, are being considered a veiled criticism of BJP amid reports that the latter had sought more seats to contest this time around.
"We all want a change of regime. Even if someone has got fewer seats to contest, then too, they will get a proper share in government. But for that, one needs to come to power first," Sena said.
After winning 23 of the state's 48 seats in Lok Sabha polls, BJP has stepped up demand to contest more seats in Assembly polls. The Sena had won 18 LS seats. The Congress-NCP alliance, which has governed Maharashtra since 1999, won only six seats.