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Shiv Sena blinks, softens stand on rotational CM post, 50:50 formula

The day saw BJP legislators elect Devendra Fadnavis their leader. The Sena will elect its legislative party leader on Thursday

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis (third from right) along with Maharashtra BJP in charge Saroj Pandey (second from left), Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (second from right), Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil (third from left) and BJP

Archis Mohan New Delhi
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday softened its stand on its demand for rotational chief ministers and “50:50 power sharing” in its negotiations with ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation in Maharashtra.
 
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said it was necessary for the party to stay in the BJP-led alliance in the larger interest of Maharashtra, but without compromising on “respect”.

To a question on whether the Shiv Sena was adamant on implementing the equal power sharing formula, Raut blamed the media for raking it up. “You (the media) are saying this. We only want things to be done according

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 12:15 AM IST

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