Mumbai, Oct 31 : Shiv Sena on Thursday attacked ally BJP just a day after the Uddhav Thackeray-led party softened its demand of equally dividing the tenure of chief ministerial post.
In its editorial mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena said the deadlock between the two parties is not just because of the chief minister's post but also over the past events. The editorial questioned why there was a deadlock over chief ministerial berth when it was clearly decided earlier.
It was referring to the 50-50 power-sharing agreement between the BJP and Sena ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
"We live by our word. If Shiv Sena is saying they are going by what is decided, there should be no deadlock. What is seen as a deadlock is a chakravyuh," read the editorial. On the BJP's view that the chief minister's post does not come under equal seat sharing clause, the editorial averred that the rules of seat-sharing will have to be rewritten.
The BJP is willing to give 13-14 cabinet berths to Shiv Sena, excluding top ministerial portfolios.(UNI)