Maharashtra's Shiv Sena made it clear to the BJP regarding the seat sharing issue which was a headache to both the parties. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addressed the media this afternoon and added his party will contest in 151 seats whereas BJP is offered 119 seats while the remaining seats to smaller allies. Mr. Thackeray said that he cannot go further and this is the final decision of the party.
This shows, Shiv Sena has clear eyes on the CM post and Thackeray's statements strengthened them. “Maharashtra will be the number one state in the country if Sena comes to power. I want power and I will take it at any cost. But this power is to give Maharashtra something and not to take away, like other parties do,” said Uddhav.
We have to see how BJP responds on this final call of Uddhav and their alliance with Shiv Sena. Political analysts say that this may lead to the end of the bond between BJP and Shiv Sena.