Mumbai: Delivering a clear message to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the party ally in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena said that the saffron brigade should adhere to the 50-50 agreement that took place between Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray before the polls.
In a befitting reply to BJP, the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, referring to Ajay Chautala, said that there is no Dushyant Chautala in Maharashtra whose father is in jail.
He said, "There is not Dushyant Chautala here whose father is in jail. We do politics of truth in Maharashtra. If someone tries to keep us away from power, I think it is not politics of truth. We are observing what is happening and how low people can stoop."
Chautala, who is in Delhi's Tihar Jail in a teachers recruitment scam, was granted furlough for two weeks after the BJP and JJP sealed a deal to form a coalition government in Haryana.
Raut even warned BJP of opting other options if not given the equal share in Maharastra's government formation. He said, "Shiv Sena is not power hungry. We cannot murder democracy. The party wants all pre-poll agreements to be fulfilled."
In the just concluded state polls to 288-member Assembly, the BJP won 105 seats, a loss of 17 seats compared to its 2014 tally. The Sena's tally also came down to 56 seats from 63 in 2014. A resurgent NCP won 54 and the Congress bagged 44 seats.