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Mumbai: The BJP on Sunday announced that it would not form government in Maharashtra in view of the ally Shiv Sena’s stand to not join them in the efforts.

Announcing the BJP’s decision, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil accused the Uddhav Thackeray-led party, which is adamant on its demand for a rotational chief ministership, of “disrespecting” the popular mandate secured by the BJP and the Sena in recent assembly polls.

“The mandate of the people of Maharashtra was for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. Sena has, however, disrespected the mandate, hence we have decided to not stake claim to form government. We have informed our decision to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari,” Patil told reporters outside Raj Bhavan.

He wished “good luck” to the Sena if it wanted to form the government with the help of opposition Congress and NCP.

The BJP and the Sena had together won 161 seats in the 288-member House, way above the halfway mark of 145.’

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  1. This drama is a repeat of what happened in Tamil Nadu. All Tamil Brahnins got Kicked out of the state by many means. The state finally belongs to the people of and from that state. No doubt All non Maharashtra must be KICKED out. If it is BJP, so be it,

  2. Shiv Sena will now be at the mercy of the Congress and NCP. How long this alliance would last is highly unpredictable. But Sena should remember fate of Charan Singh, Chandra Shekhar, Deve Garuda, Gujral, Kumaraswamy and others. If this governments falls within a period of say one year, how would the Sena face the voters?

  3. What is heartening about these developments – at least for Maharashtra, which has sometimes been a model for the rest of the country – is that there has been no unprincipled commerce in newly elected legislators. It is time now for this practice to be purged from our politics. One would place the development in Haryana on a different footing, for that is a formal alliance forged by necessity. 2. With the Shiv Sena having waited patiently for a fortnight, and with the NCP and the Congress not having done anything precipitate, there would be no impropriety in their coming together. That would be better than President’s rule and another election.

    • Funnily in 2014, they had no pre poll alliance and came together after elections. Now they had a pre poll alliance and decided to separate after the elections.


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