In an attempt to make government in Maharashtra Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray on Monday met Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar at a luxury hotel outside Matoshree after the NCP veered in favour of supporting a Sena-led government.
From the past few days after the political impasse in the state, NCP chief has been in touch with the Shiv Sena via Sanjay Raut who has thrice visited Pawar at his south Mumbai residence .Today’s 40-minute meeting between Maharashtra’s two top leaders, Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray was held today outside Matoshree – Sena’s seat of power ever since Bal Thackeray founded the party in 1966 – is extremely rare and is seen to indicate some flexibility on the Sena’s part to get the deal through.
As per information NCP hasn’t announced its support yet and is waiting for its pre-poll ally, the Congress green signal for the alliance. The only announcement that came out of the Congress’ big meet in national capital Delhi was that it needed to hold a second one to consult its Maharashtra leaders to finalise their decision regarding this matter.
The Sena-BJP three decades alliance which lasted through good and bad times, the Shiv Sena on Monday said it is breaking all ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party as the power sharing formula in Maharashtra has created tussles which finally led the Shiv Sena to take this drastic step.
Shiv Sena is the second-largest party which has got 56 MLAs after BJP has got 105. Sena has time till 7:30 today to make the final decision of formation of government in the Maharashtra state.