Maharashtra govt formation: Shiv Sena MLAs pass resolution authorising Uddhav Thackeray to take 'final decision' after meeting

The Shiv Sena MLAs authorised party chief Uddhav Thackeray to take a 'final decision' on government formation in Maharashtra.

Press Trust of India November 07, 2019 15:58:43 IST
Maharashtra govt formation: Shiv Sena MLAs pass resolution authorising Uddhav Thackeray to take 'final decision' after meeting
  • The Shiv Sena MLAs on Thursday authorised party chief Uddhav Thackeray to take a 'final decision' on government formation in Maharashtra.

  • Thackeray chaired a meeting of all party MLAs, where the legislators also reiterated that the formula of 'equal sharing of posts and responsibilities' agreed upon before the Lok Sabha polls should be implemented.

  • The Shiv Sena has been maintaining that in February this year, before the Lok Sabha polls, it was decided that there will be equal sharing of posts and responsibilities between the party and the BJP.

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena MLAs on Thursday authorised party chief Uddhav Thackeray to take a "final decision" on government formation in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra govt formation Shiv Sena MLAs pass resolution authorising Uddhav Thackeray to take final decision after meeting

File image of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

Thackeray chaired a meeting of all party MLAs at his residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra, where the legislators also reiterated that the formula of "equal sharing of posts and responsibilities" agreed upon before the Lok Sabha polls should be implemented.

"The Sena MLAs passed a resolution authorising Uddhavji to take a final decision regarding government formation," party legislator Shambhuraje Desai told reporters after the meeting ended.

Desai denied that the Sena legislators will be shifted to a hotel in south Mumbai, amid fear of switching sides.

The Shiv Sena has been maintaining that in February this year, before the Lok Sabha polls, it was decided that there will be equal sharing of posts and responsibilities between the party and the BJP.

While the Shiv Sena has been insisting on sharing the chief minister's post, the BJP has rejected it.

Both the parties are locked in a tussle over the issue of the chief minister's post, resulting in a stalemate in government formation despite results of the October 24 Assembly polls giving the alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288-member House.

In the polls, the BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena-56, NCP-54 and the Congress won 44 seats.

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