State Assembly Elections 2019 News
The saffron alliance in Maharashtra appears to be falling apart as Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Friday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), virtually calling it a party of "liars". Responding to outgoing Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis` statement that there was "no discussion between the BJP and Shiv Sena on sharing the post of Chief Minister", Thackeray said: "(BJP President) Amit Shah himself gave me this assurance. Now they`re going back on their word. That`s why I have stopped talking to liars."
Addressing media persons, Fadnavis said, "My resignation has been accepted by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. We ran a clean govt in Maharashtra and tackled several problems together. The state govt stood by farmers during drought. I thank PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah for letting me govern Maharashtra." He also thanked the people of Maharashtra for standing by him for the last five years.
Reacting to Raut's remark, Dushyant told him that these comments will not upraise his position. He also took a dig saying that the Shiv Sena has been with the BJP for a very long time. He added that the JJP was formed only 11 months ago and during that period there was no intention to move forward by fighting, threatening, intimidating someone or by cheating them.
"In our meeting, it was decided that like Amit Shah had promised 50:50 formula before Lok Sabha polls, similarly both allies should get chance to run the government for 2.5-2.5 years. So Shiv Sena should also have CM. Uddhav Thackeray should get this assurance in writing from BJP," Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik said.