Mumbai, Oct 24: Despite the fact that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has won less number of seats as projected by them, the tussle for the chief minister has started between the decades old allies.
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray asserted, ” The 50-50 formula was decided. Discussions should be held and then it should be decided that who would be the Chief Minister (of Maharashtra).”
Contradicting Thackeray’s claim of the chief ministerial post, former chief minister and BJP leader Devender Fadnavis said nothing will be changed and terms of alliance has been decided prior to the polls.
“We are going to go ahead according to what has been decided between Shiv Sena and us (BJP). What has been decided is something which you will get to know when the time is right,” former chief minister Fadnavis said.
On the issue of getting less number of seats as compared to the previous elections, Former Maharashtra CM said, ” Two results are shocking for us – Bypoll for Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency. Our 6 ministers have lost, we will find out reasons tomorrow onward. Today’s the day to celebrate our victory and let us do that.”
Revealing that even Shiv Sena rebels who fought elections as independents are willing to join BJP, Fadnavis said, “15 independent MLAs have contacted me and they are ready to come with us. Others may also come but these 15 will come with us. Most of them are BJP or Shiv Sena rebel .”
On his son winning the election, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said, ” Being his father I am proud of him. I am happy that the people gave him so much love.”