They won't give Maharashtra a stable government: Gadkari on Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena alliance

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 22, 2019, 04.46 PM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

File photo of Nitin Gadkari. Photograph:( PTI )

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The minister said that the BJP and the Shiv Sena don't have much ideological differences. 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday reacted to the ongoing political impasse in Maharashtra. The minister stated that ideological differences exist among the Congress, the Shiv Sena and the NCP and that even if the triad is able to form a government, "it will not go much ahead".

"This (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress) is an alliance of opportunism, they will not be able to give Maharashtra a stable Government," Gadkari said as reported by news agency ANI. 

The minister said that the BJP and the Shiv Sena don't have much ideological differences. 

"Breaking of such an alliance is a loss to the country," he added.

Gadkari further asserted that Congress strongly opposes the views of Shiv Sena and its vice versa. 

Meanwhile, a Congress Legislative party meet is underway at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Earlier NCP and Congress leaders met with leaders of other allies to hold discussions over the political situation of the state.

The NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena are holding hectic deliberations on the government formation in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra came under President's Rule on November 12 after all the parties failed to form a government in the state. 

The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party, could not stake claim to form a government as its ally Shiv Sena remained firm on rotating the Chief Minister's post and equal sharing of Cabinet berths.

Shiv Sena parted its ways with BJP to explore ways to form a government. It, however, failed to prove the support of the required number of MLAs in the time given by state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

The Governor had then invited NCP, the third-largest party, to prove its ability to form the government failing which President`s Rule was imposed in the state.

The Shiv Sena is now in talks with the Congress and NCP to form a government in Maharashtra.

The BJP won 105 seats in the 288-member assembly followed by Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44. 

(With inputs from ANI)