New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of the BJP’s meet with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari over government formation, the Shiv Sena again shows sign of a strained relationship with its ally, accusing them of poaching MLAs as the deadline nears for government formation in the state.

In its mouthpiece Saamna, the Shiv Sena expressed that they have been receiving complaints that the new MLAs who joined the Sena recently were being approached with money. However, it expressed confidence that the MLAs “won't break away”.  

Second in command Sanjay Raut today morning on reports of Shiv Sena shifting its MLAs to a resort said, as reported by news agency ANI, “There is no need for us to do this, our MLAs are firm in their resolve and committed to the party. Those who are spreading such rumours should worry about their MLAs first”. He also asserted that the new chief minister of the state will be from Shiv Sena, adding fuel to the controversy.

Amid the stand-off between the two allies (BJP and Shiv Sena), the opposition Congress also tried to wade into the battle by accusing the saffron party of being ‘morally corrupt’. Congress leader Sachin Sawant lashes out on the BJP and tweeted, “Shivsena is an alliance partner of @BJP4India and part of #Mahayuti… If it feels scared that #BJP will poach their MLAs, then we can very well understand how much #BJP is morally corrupt and why we must save Maharashtra from them. Does #Mahayuti hv moral rights to form govt now?”

The Congress and Shiv Sena’s allegation on the BJP come ahead of the meeting between the BJP and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari "with a message approved by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis”.


However, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, whose party has refused to give up its claim on the post of the rotational chief minister, said his party chief Uddhav Thackeray is yet to get any proposal from the BJP.

Posted By: Talib Khan