Mumbai, Sep 24: The Shiv Sena and BJP are yet to reach a final seat-sharing arrangement for the October 21 assembly elections in Maharashtra and Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that these talks are more dangerous and tougher than India-Pakistan dispute talks.
Sanjay Raut said, “Itna bada Maharashtra hai, ye jo 288 seats ka bantwara hai ye Bharat-Pakistan ke bantware se bhi bhayankar hai. Had we sat in Opposition instead of being in govt the picture today would have been different. Whatever we decide on seats we’ll let you know.”
Raut on Monday said that a formula has almost been worked out between them and that the “next 24 hours” are “crucial” for the alliance.
Maharashtra has 288 seats in the lower house of which BJP had won 122 and the Sena 63 in the 2014 assembly election, which they had fought separately.
A few months later, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party joined the government led by Fadnavis, the first BJP chief minister of Maharashtra.
Earlier, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said the official announcement on the seat-sharing deal will be made at the “right time”