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Sena cancels meeting with BJP after Fadnavis denies offer to share CM post

The BJP and Shiv Sena negotiations are now somewhat reminiscent of their post-election government formation negotiations in 2014

Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis
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Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray and BJP's Devendra Fadnavis | Photo: PTI

Archis Mohan New Delhi
A breakthrough in negotiations eluded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ally Shiv Sena on Tuesday with Maharashtra Chief Minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis stating that the Sena had proposed a formula of rotational chief minister for 2.5 years each before the Lok Sabha polls, but no decision was taken in front of him.

Comments by Fadnavis, including that he will be the CM for the next five years and only BJP chief Amit Shah and Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray can decide on the '50-50 formula', were met by biting retorts from the Sena’s Sanjay Raut.

Raut said Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 11:33 PM IST

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