Amid deadlock with Shiv Sena, Devendra Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah in Delhi today; likely to discuss NDRF aid to farmers, say sources

Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut had raised the 'mysterious silence' of BJP chief Amit Shah on the deadlock over formation of government in Maharashtra

Press Trust of India November 04, 2019 10:45:20 IST
Amid deadlock with Shiv Sena, Devendra Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah in Delhi today; likely to discuss NDRF aid to farmers, say sources
  • Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will head to Delhi on Monday to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah

  • The BJP and Shiv Sena, which fought the polls in alliance, have got caught in a stalemate over the chief minister's post

  • Sources, however, said the meeting with Shah will be to discuss aid from the NDRF to farmers affected by unseasonal rains across the state

Mumbai: Amid an impasse on government formation in Maharashtra due to a tussle between allies BJP and Shiv Sena and unseasonal rains destroying crops, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will head to Delhi on Monday to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Amid deadlock with Shiv Sena Devendra Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah in Delhi today likely to discuss NDRF aid to farmers say sources

File image of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Twitter/@CMOMaharashtra

The BJP won 105 seats in the Assembly polls, results of which were declared on 24 October , while the Sena got 56. However, the two parties, which fought the polls in alliance, have got caught in a stalemate over the chief minister's post, with the Sena demanding equal division of the top post's tenure and the BJP rejecting it.

Sources, however, said the meeting with Shah will be to discuss aid from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) to farmers affected by unseasonal rains across the state.

While the state government announced a Rs 10,000 crore package for affected farmers, ally Sena as well as Opposition Congress and NCP called it inadequate considering the several lakh hectares of crops that have been damaged. The state government had earlier put the crop area damaged at 54.22 lakh hectares.

Incidentally, earlier in the day, the Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut had raised the "mysterious silence" of Shah, who heads the BJP, on the deadlock over formation of government.

The term of the current Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ends on 9 November.

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