A day after parting ways with its oldest ally Shiv Sena, BJP on Friday released its first list of 172 candidates for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections that includes its top leaders in the state.
Soon after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday rolled out a 'final formula' on seat sharing for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Tawde said BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is very old, should be taken forward.
Addressing party workers in Mumbai, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said, "There is a tug of war in the alliance. What is happening right before elections is unfortunate. Seat distribution is a complicated affair."
The BJP and Shiv Sena are likely to announce a new seat allotment formula for the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, since the alliance includes four more partners, BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde said here on Monday.
The "Modi wave" across Maharashtra will increase BJP`s votes by 12 to 14 per cent and help the saffron party-led alliance to secure 35-36 seats in the Lok Sabha elections, a senior state BJP leader has said.
BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Vinod Tawde criticised the Centre as well as the Maharashtra government over the meagre financial provision for the rain-hit areas in Vidarbha region.