Next Maha CM: Uddhav Thackeray demands ‘Amit Shah formula’

Next Maha CM: Uddhav Thackeray demands ‘Amit Shah formula’

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Mumbai, 25 Oct 2019: After raising 50-50 formula of power sharing, now Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray demanded to implement ‘Amit Shah Formula’ which was finalised between the BJP-Shiv Sena combine before the run-up to the election.

He said that the two parties had agreed upon to select the next chief minister of Maharashtra based on this ‘formula’. But he did not ready to reveal the details of the formula. Instead, Uddhav Thackeray said, "It is now time to remind everyone about the formula and implement it."

Uddhav Thackeray said this while addressing his first press conference after Maharashtra assembly election results on Thursday. The results as of 4.40pm showed the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was leading in 156 seats, while the Congress-NCP was leading in 108.

Maharashtra has a total of 288 seats and the halfway mark to form government is 144.

While speaking about the formula he and Amit Shah had worked about, Uddhav Thackeray said senior leaders of the Shiv Sena and BJP will sit together and discuss things. "If required, Amit bhai will also come," he said.

Some political analysts said that the agreement was to have a rotational arrangement where the BJP and Shiv Sena will get the CM's post for 2.5 years each. Besides this, there is also the talk of a "50-50 formula" under which both the parties will have equal number of ministers in the Maharashtra government.