Amit Shah may announce BJP-Shiv Sena’s Maha power sharing

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 November 2014, 08:35 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah may announce the much awaited statement over power sharing in Mahrashtra with Shiv Sena.

On Friday night, BJP and Sena held talks to chalk out a power-sharing formula after days of acrimony between the allies.

BJP leaders Dharmendra Pradhan and Chandrakant Patil on Thursday met Sena President Uddhav Thackeray at his residence to find out possible strategies over power sharing. Both the parties have broken their 25 year old relationship on the eve of Assembly polls in October 2014.

BJP has offered five Cabinet and as many Minister of State berths to Sena in the round one of talks, highly-placed sources in the ruling party told PTI.

“It was decided that we will offer the Shiv Sena five Cabinet berths and five MoS berths. This is what we can offer as far as Ministries are concerned. But yes, we are willing to negotiate on the number of state-run corporations (chairmanship) that we can offer to them (Sena),” they said.

The sources, however, refused to disclose the portfolios that have been offered to Shiv Sena, which had earlier insisted on Deputy Chief Minister’s post, a demand turned down by BJP.

(with PTI inputs)

First Published: Saturday, November 29, 2014 08:31 AM
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