SHAIVSENA CHIEF Uddhav Thackeray authorised to take final decision on government formation.Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that all mlas in a meeting decided to give full authority to uddhav ji on government formation.
Negotiations on government formation have dragged on for the 13th day since the election results were announced. At a meeting held this morning, Sena MLAs passed a resolution, authorising Uddhav Thackeray to take a “final decision” on government formation in Maharashtra.
Earlier in the morning, Raut said there have been no talks yet between RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uddhav Thackeray on government formation in the state. He also expressed confidence that MLAs of the Sena, and the opposition Congress and NCP “would not cross sides”.
The BJP should show it has 145 MLAs in its support and form the government, he said. “When you say the mandate is for ‘Mahayuti’, the mandate is also for what was agreed upon when the alliance was formalised. The mandate is for having a Shiv Sena chief minister,” he said.
Raut criticised state minister and BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar for saying that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is “like a Shiv Sainik”. “If you think you are from the Shiv Sena, behave like one. For the Shiv Sena, the given word is very important. For us it is like ‘pran jaaye par vachan na jaaye’ (promise has greater value than life),” he said.