New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Since the results of Maharashtra Assembly elections were announced on October 24, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had got into a scuffle over power-sharing and CM post as the Shiv Sena had repeatedly insisted on the pre-poll decision of 50:50 seat-sharing formula, which was decided by the top leadership of the allies, while the BJP maintained that CM Fadnavis will lead the government for five years. 

In another pricking attack on its ally, the Shiv Sena on Sunday said that "criminals in the government are putting pressure on the regional party". Sena MP Sanjay Raut taking a jibe at the alleged ‘Operation Kamal’ in Karnataka, as per the purported video clip of Yediyurappa, said that the "Yediyurappa formula will not work in Maharashtra".

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"There are criminals who have entered politics and are in the government. These goons have tried to put pressure on us in the last 10 days and it has not worked. The Yediyurappa formula will not work in Maharashtra," he said as reported by News18.

The Sena leader hits out at the BJP over the alleged video clip that went viral yesterday. In the video, BJP leader BS Yediyurappa was purportedly seen admitting that the top leadership of BJP has played a major role in ‘Operation Kamal’ to bring down the Congress-JD(S) government earlier this year by influencing the coalition MLAs to resign from their respective parties.   

Shiv Sena through its mouthpiece Saamna had attacked its ally earlier also. Being the executive editor of Saamna, Sanjay Raut has been the most vocal leader in raising the narrative to have Aaditya Thackeray as CM of Maharashtra. Yesterday also he attacked BJP’s Sudhir Mungantiwar’s comment of President rule in the state. Raut on Saturday said, "President's rule threat" by BJP minister Sudhir Mungantiwar was an "insult" to the state and people's mandate as it questioned its coalition partner if "the President was in their pocket?"

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The Uddhav Thackeray-led party has been demanding the CM's post for 2.5 years and 50:50 division of portfolios, as the BJP's tally took a beating in the polls. Both these demands have been rejected by the BJP which has insisted that Fadnavis will continue to be the CM for the next five years. The scuffle leads to the speculation of Sena joining hands with NCP and Congress to form a coalition government in the state.

The NCP also on Sunday hinted on providing support to Shiv Sena if the party want to make ‘people’s government’. 

Posted By: Talib Khan