Talks with Sena almost complete, hopeful of positive results: Maha CM Fadnavis

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Mumbai, Dec 1: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that talks with Shiv Sena are 80 per cent complete and outcome will be positive.

He was speaking to reporters after meeting with Sena leaders on Monday morning. He said, "Talks with Shiv Sena are 80 per cent complete. We are hopeful of something positive."

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis exuded confidence that both parties will work together in the State Government. Speaking to reporters, he said that the only point of dispute relates to what alternative the BJP is going to offer to Sena if it gives up its demand for Home Ministry and deputy CM post.

For the last few days, the BJP has been trying hard to bring Sena on board to form a stable Government before the Winter Session, which commences on December 8.

The BJP has already offered Shiv Sena ten to eleven ministerial berths including five to six cabinet ranks. The BJP has offered ministry of public works department, ministry of water resources, ministry of agriculture and public works department to Sena.

Earlier, the Shiv Sena had taken Leader of the Opposition post in the State Assembly after the BJP refused to give in to Sena's demand. The Shiv Sena had been adamant on taking deputy CM's post along with some key portfolios for its leaders.

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