Mumbai: Amid tension between BJP and Shiv Sena over govt formation, Union Minister and Republican Party of India (A) chief Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said that Sena should give up its demand for the chief minister’s post.
Addressing a press conference after meeting Maharao Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari here, Athawale said, “Shiv Sena should give up its demand for the post of Chief Minister. Aditya Thackeray does not have enough experience to run as the Chief Minister of the state. “
Athawale said, “I respect Shiv Sena’s demand, but if their number was higher, it would have been different.”
Speaking about his meeting with the governor, Athawale said that he requested the governor to invite the single largest party, BJP, to form the government.
Talking about the support of the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to the Shiv Sena, he said: “There is a difference of opinion within the Congress itself. Apart from this, the NCP’s position is not clear. There is no proposal, then the Governor has the single most The big party should be invited. “
“He should invite Devendra Fadnavis and decide the date for the oath-taking ceremony at the earliest,” added Athawale.
The BJP won 105 of the state’s 288 seats and the Sena finished with 56 in the state election last week. Together, they are comfortably past the 145-majority mark.
Earlier in day Raut hinted the talks between Sena and the BJP “never began” after election results. “Considering the prevailing political situation in the state, every one (every political party) is talking to each other except the Sena and the BJP. The Sena did not stop talks of government formation… the talks never began,” he said.