Sena plans to skip a meeting of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ahead of the winter session of Parliament from Monday.
“We had already decided against attending the meeting considering the developments in Maharashtra,” Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said on Saturday.
Sena’s decision to quit NDA after the emergence of new situation in which Sena is trying to stitch an alliance with Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress to form a government in Maharashtra.
The three parties have been holding talks over the past weeks trying to chalk out a common minimum programme (CMP) since the three parties have had different ideologies traditionally.
Raut said all the three parties have reached a consensus on the CMP. Pawar had said the Sena-NCP-Congress alliance will soon form a government in Maharashtra that will complete its five-year term.