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Should BJP And Shiv Sena Split Maharastra CM Tenure? Union Minister Ramdas Athawale Thinks So 

Swarajya Staff

Oct 15, 2018, 12:53 PM | Updated 12:53 PM IST

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and RPI (A) president Ramdas Athawale at Maharashtra State Assembly session  in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and RPI (A) president Ramdas Athawale at Maharashtra State Assembly session in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment believes that the gap between BJP and Shiv Sena can be bridged by sharing the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s term equally. He said that he will be initiating a conversation between the two parties and make sure that the allies are back together as they were earlier.

The New Indian Express quoted the minister as saying, “The formula of the party with the maximum number of seats getting the Chief Minister's post is already there but I am going to discuss this new formula (splitting the CM's tenure) with leaders of both the parties.”

The two parties have reportedly been having disagreements over various issues. He also told that he is aiming for the Mumbai South Central Lok Sabha seat for the upcoming elections. The current MP representing that constituency is Shiv Sena’s Rahul Shewale.

The New Indian Express quoted him on the issue as saying, “If the BJP and Sena form an alliance for the 2019 general elections, I will ask Sena to leave Mumbai South Central constituency for me and, in return, I will convince the BJP to leave Palghar seat for Sena.”


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