Shiv Sena is in no hurry to join the government: Uddhav Thackeray

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Sena in no hurry to join NDA: Thackeray
Mumbai, Nov 3: Even though the newly-elected Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said talks with Shiv Sena were on track and he was confident of forming an alliance with the former partner for a strong government, but the latter has reportedly said that it will join the government if it gets its 'due share'.

As per a report published in Economic Times, the Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, who was in Kolhapur, on Sunday said, "The Shiv Sena is in no hurry to join the government. We have not yet decided whether we will join the government or we will sit in the opposition. All depends on whether we are given the right share."

He also said, "I am glad that talks with the BJP have resumed. They have publicly said that they want the Sena to be part of the new government. But what portfolios are going be offered to the Sena has not been made clear yet."

Earlier, it was also reported that Shiv Sena had demanded the position of Maharashtra deputy chief minister.

The BJP that won 122 seats in 288-member stat assembly, had formed the government, despite falling short of majority.

The BJP's state President 44-year-old Devendra Fadnavis took the oath as the state chief  minister on October 31, Friday, during a grand ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The crucial trust vote will take place on November 12.

Fadnavis on Sunday said if the alliance does not materialise with Shiv Sena, his party's best wishes will always be there with the former ally.

After the death of an MLA, BJP's strength in the 288-member Assembly has come down to 121, but it has claimed support of all seven Independents and six others from smaller parties.

NCP with 41 MLAs has declared outside support to the BJP government and said it will abstain from voting on the trust motion if the 63-member Shiv Sena was to sit in the opposition, helping it sail through.

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