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Shiv Sena's demands are unacceptable to us: Amit Shah

Shiv Sena's demands are unacceptable to us: Amit Shah

India Blooms News Service | @notintownlive | 13 Nov 2019, 03:39 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Wednesday rejected that his party ever promised Shiv Sena of rotational chief ministership in Maharashtra if the alliance received a winning mandate.

The BJP chief, in fact, accused the Sena of coming up with new terms and conditions post the election results.

Shah said the demands made by the Shiv Sena were not acceptable to them.

In a statement to news agency ANI, Shah said: "Before the elections, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I had said many times in public that Devendra Fadnavis will be the Chief Minister if the alliance wins. Nobody objected back then. Now they have come up with new demands that are not acceptable to us."

The BJP, which won 105 seats alone, had refused to entertain Sena's demand of 50:50 power share and rotational Chief Ministership followed by the breakage of the saffron alliance.

Shah also condemned Sena's move of openly discussing the spat between them and the BJP.

"It's not in our party's tradition to disclose what transpires behind closed doors," he said.

"If the Sena thinks that it can revolt and get the people's sympathy, they really don't know the public," he warned.

Following turmoil in the state over forming the government, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the presidential rule on Tuesday after Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre saying the formation of government by the political parties was impossible in Maharashtra now.

As a consequence, the Sena moved the Supreme Court against the Governor's decision to not give it 48 hours to prove majority. The hearing on the case will take place on Wednesday.

After severing ties with the BJP, the Sena was looking for the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, which have won 54 and 44 seats respectively.

However, due to the Congress' delay in taking a call and the imposition of presidential rule, Sena, which won 56 seats in the recently concluded state polls, could not form the government.