Maharashtra: Shiv Sena alleges BJP of horse-trading

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Alleging its former ally BJP of horse-trading, Shiv Sena on Saturday said the BJP now exuding confidence of forming a government in Maharashtra after backing off initially.

In its mouthpiece Saamana, Sena also hit out at former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over his remark that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance won’t last beyond six months, saying the new political equation was giving “stomach ache to several people”.

“Those with 105 seats had earlier conveyed to the governor that they do not have the majority. How come are they now claiming that only they will form the government?” Sena said in Saamana.

The editorial reminded the BJP it opted against trying to form the government in the state because it lacked the numbers.

“…the intention of horse-trading stand exposed now. The lies of those promising transparent governance are becoming evident now,” it said.

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On Friday, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil had said that they will soon form government in the state, claiming that his party can count on the support of 119 MLAs in the 288-member Assembly.

Maharashtra has been under President’s rule since Tuesday, November 12, after no party or alliance failed to stake claim to form a government.

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