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Delay in govt formation is affecting state economically: Sharad Pawar

File photo of Sharad Pawar Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 08, 2019, 04.01 PM (IST)

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that Shiv Sena and BJP have got the mandate and they should form the government and added that the delay in forming the government is affecting the state economically and generally as well.

Pawar comments came even 15 days after the Assembly poll verdict handed Shiv Sena-BJP enough seats to cobble up a coalition government.

The BJP, which won 105 seats, and the Shiv Sena, which bagged 56 seats, are locked in a bitter tussle over sharing of the chief minister's post and ministerial portfolios in the new government. 

They won 161 seats together in the 288-member House, much above the halfway mark of 145.

Besides, the opposition NCP won 54 seats while the Congress got 44 seats.

''Shiv Sena and BJP have got the mandate and they should form the government. This is what Ramdas Athawale ji (RPI Chief) and I have discussed and we agreed on this point. Also, the delay in forming the government is affecting the state economically and generally as well,'' Sharad Pawar said.