Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray has categorically said that the Shiv Sena no longer will be a carrier, instead will be in the driving seat this time.
His assertive reply was on a query by the media persons. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena's mouthpiece, Saamana, once again published an article which drove another attack BJP. But at the same time Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has said that an alliance with Shiv Sena will be disastrous.
The state does not have a government even after 16 days of the announcement of the results of the assembly elections in which BJP-Shiv Sena alliance got a clean majority. Still, the deadlock in the government formation in Maharashtra remains over the rotational chief ministerial post. The Sena-BJP alliance which was called as ‘Mahayuti’ has won absolute majority in Maharashtra with the BJP won 105 seats, and the Shiv Sena, bagged 56 seats. But after the announcement of the result on October 24, the two parties have been locking in a bitter tussle over sharing of the chief minister's post and ministerial portfolios in the new government.
Though, BJP is ready for sharing 50 percent cabinet posts with Shiv Sena, they are not willing to sharing chief ministerial post. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked Devendra Fadnavis to show his willingness to form the government in the state. But BJP could not make a breakthrough in their attempt to form a government with Shiv Sena.