Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the Shiv Sena was not promised the CM’s post for two-and-a-half years when the alliance was formalized before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The ongoing issue between the BJP and Sena over sharing of power in the next state government, Fadnavis also asserted that he will be the chief minister for another five years.
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray last week reminded the BJP of the 50:50 formula “agreed upon” between himself, BJP president Amit Shah and Fadnavis ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already announced the name and the meeting will be a formality,” he said, apparently referring to Modi’s statement during campaigning for polls that Fadnavis will lead the coalition.
Earlier in the day,senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said his party has always practiced “politics of truth” and is not hungry for power.
Uddhav Thackeray has said we have other options too, but we don’t want to do the sin of accepting that alternative the Shiv Sena has practiced politics of truth, the party is not hungry for power,” Raut told reporters in Mumbai.
Asked about the delay in formation of government in Maharashtra despite the BJP-Sena alliance, he said, “There is no Dushyant in Maharashtra whose father is in jail.