Sena Rebel Eknath Shinde And BJP To Discuss Soon On Ministerial Posts: Rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde claimed there had been no talk with the BJP regarding cabinet slots if they formed a new government together.
“Soon. Until then, ignore ministerial lists and rumors “Marathi tweets.
A minute earlier, he said the breakaway group’s aim is Maharashtra’s general growth and MLAs’ constituency development according to Shiv Sena chairman Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva and late Sena senior leader Anand Dighe’s teachings.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari accepted Uddhav Thackeray’s resignation and named him caretaker chief minister.
Shiv Sena rebels may meet with the Governor today following negotiations in Goa, where they landed yesterday night. The BJP believes 170 MLAs would back their new administration.
Devendra Fadnavis, who met the governor Tuesday evening and started the end game, is a potential state leader. Maharashtra BJP tweeted a Marathi address by Fadnavis. Marathi caption: “Returned. New Maharashtra! Maharashtra! “more minor Sources say Eknath Shinde would be Fadnavis’ deputy.
The breakaway group hasn’t expressed any intention of splitting away and uniting with the BJP or launching a new party. They argue they’re the actual Shiv Sena, and Thackeray’s faction is a minority pressing for a BJP partnership. There are rumours they’ll negotiate with Thackeray.