BJP and Shiva Sena heading for a split in Maha?

BJP and Shiva Sena heading for a split in Maha?

The Maharashtra assembly elections are scheduled to take place in October and ahead of it, the coalition government of BJP and Shiva Sena is heading for a split. The reason behind taking separate routes is seat-sharing.

Shiva Sena wants 50-50 seat-sharing while BJP is against it. Despite holding talks for a number of times, Shiva Sena and BJP did not come to an understanding. Upset with the saffron party being stubborn, Sena has decided to go solo in the elections. But they are yet to announce it officially.

Maharashtra has 288 assembly seats and Shiva Sena wants to contest in at least 135 seats. But the BJP offered only 124 seats to Sena and Uddhav Thackeray is not pleased with BJP's offer. By contesting in maximum seats and if Shiva Sena wins majority of them, the party wants their candidate to be in CM chair.

These same scenes repeated in the year 2014 too. Both BJP and Shiva Sena contested individually and after that saffron and sena parties have joined hands. Meanwhile, the Congress and Nationalistic Congress Party (NCP) have already formed alliance and have decided to contest in 125 seats each. The remaining seats are likely to be allotted to small parties such as BSP and MIM.