Mumbai: The formation of government in Maharashtra is turning into worse with both Shiv Sena and BJP are impatiently accusing each other of being involved in wooing the MLAs by hook or by crook.
The recent allegations came from Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut are too serious as he claims that government agencies as well as criminals have been used to coerce newly-elected MLAs for support.
Raut remains adamant on appointing the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra from Shiv Sena and even said that talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party will only take place for the CM's post.
By saying this, he claims to have gathered support of more than 170 MLAs. He said that he will soon expose how criminal elements have been used to force MLAs to give their support.
The Rajya Sabha member said, "I have got information that guest houses, Wankhede Stadium, Mahalaxmi Racecourse have been booked for the swearing-in. But why hasn't the BJP staked claim yet?"
When asked how the issue would be resolved in Maharashtra? Raut said, "The impasse can be resolved if the BJP president Amit Shah and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray sit and discuss the issue."
He said, "Shah is a straightforward leader. He accepts what has been decided. But after the Maharashtra (poll) results, he has not given attention to the state."
The Maharashtra assembly poll results were announced on October 24 with the BJP securing a total of 105 seats and its alliance partner Shiv Sena, 56 seats.