Shiv Sena accuses BJP of creating ‘instability’ as Maharashtra deadline looms

The Shiv Sena once again used its mouthpiece Saamana to launch a tirade against ally Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday accusing it of creating ‘instability’ in Maharashtra, which remains without a government even after 15 days of the assembly results being announced as the two allies continue to spar.

The two parties are locked in a power-struggle as the Sena is demanding chief minister’s chair for half the term, which the BJP has rejected. With not enough numbers, the BJP has decided not to stake claim to form a minority government. It is hoping to convince the Sena leadership to get on board in the few hours left before the tenure of the existing Assembly ends on midnight of November 9.

Titled ‘Complication and instability in Maharashtra due to BJP’, the Saamana write-up says, ”even after 14 days of the election results, the deadlock over government formation has not been resolved. The BJP, which is the single largest party met governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari but came back empty-handed, therefore the buzz that BJP will stake claim has fizzled out… Now all the political parties and the people have started saying that the instability and complication in Maharashtra is due to the BJP.”