Sena ministers unlikely to join govt in Maharashtra

RSTV Bureau

fadnavis_maharastraShiv Sena is unlikely to join the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra to be sworn on Friday as talks for a possible tie-up are on with it in an “amicable atmosphere”, BJP general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Thursday.

“It seems unlikely that any Shiv Sena minister will be sworn on Friday. Talks with Sena are on in an amicable atmosphere for a possible tie-up in Maharashtra but there has been no outcome yet,” Rudy told.

Maintaining that BJP was looking forward to a decision soon, he said, “This may not happen tomorrow. Rudy said BJP has accepted NCP’s offer of outside support in the larger interest of development of Maharashtra.

“Any political group, formation or individual ready to extend unconditional support to the BJP government in the larger interest of development of Maharashtra will certainly be welcome without reservations,” he said.

Asked if the party had submitted any written communication about NCP’s support while staking claims to form government, he said, “We have not given any written submission. We have just staked claim for the formation of government as the single largest party.”