‘Alternatives are available if Shiv Sena wants to form people’s govt minus BJP’: NCP amid power-sharing tussle
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena over power-sharing in the state, the opposition, Nationalist Congress Party on Saturday notified the Shiv Sena, that they will take a ‘positive view’ if the latter is interested to form people’s government on the lines of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, but with its ally BJP.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that if the Shiv Sena takes any decision to form the government ‘minus BJP’ for the interest of people, alternatives can be made available.
"The NCP will definitely take a positive view if the Shiv Sena is ready to form the people's government as envisaged by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, minus the BJP. The alternative will be available if any decision is taken in the interest of the people to form a government," Nawab Malik tweeted.
He, however, said that the initiative should come from the Shiv Sena, notifying that the NCP will not take the first step.
In the next tweet, Nawab Malik lashes out on BJP for its leader Sudhir Mungantiwar’s remark saying that the ongoing situation may lead to a President rule in Maharashtra if the new government is not formed by November 7.
"We will not allow throttling of democracy through the imposition of President's rule. We are ready to give an alternate government. We are ready and other parties and the Shiv Sena should explain their stand," he said in another tweet.
Since the results were declared, no party has staked claim to form the government in Maharashtra till now. The BJP managed to get 105 seats in the elections, followed by ally Shiv Sena, who managed to get 56 seats.
After the results were declared, the BJP and Shiv Sena -- who fought the elections together -- have been in a scuffle over the CM post. While Sena leaders repeatedly insisting on making Aaditya Thackeray the chief minister for half of the term -- 2.5 years of the total term of 5 years -- the BJP had maintained that Maharashtra will witness a second term for CM Fadnavis for a full term.
Following the tussle, speculations were made that the Shiv Sena can join hands with NCP and form government in the state with outside support from the Congress. However, Congress’ top leaders have said that they will not go with Shiv Sena.
Posted By: Talib Khan