Maharashtra Politics: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has offered rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde the post of Deputy Chief Minister to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of Maharashtra. Is. This offer is similar to that given by BJP to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Ajit Pawar in 2019.
Hindustan Times has given this information quoting a senior party leader who was aware of these discussions. According to the report, the deal includes the same number of ministerial posts as it was in 2019. Due to no party getting majority then, former BJP chief minister Devendra Fadnavis along with NCP leader Ajit Pawar tried to form the government, which lasted only 80 hours.
The BJP leader, on the condition of anonymity, said,”Shinde’s rebellion is now similar to Ajit Pawar’s rebellion in 2019. Pawar was sworn in as deputy chief minister and was assured of a large number of ministerial posts. Shinde The group is expected to get a maximum of 12 ministerial posts, as was given to Shiv Sena during the Fadnavis government till 2019.
He further said,”Shiv Sena was given only five posts of ministers and seven posts of minister of state after several days of hard talks. Then Shiv Sena had 63 MLAs in the house. Shinde camp can’t have more than 45 members. Like, they are not likely to get more than what Shiv Sena got in 2014.”
‘Not more than 25 percent will be available’
In 2019, Ajit Pawar after taking oath could not bring enough MLAs with him to evade the anti-defection law and eventually returned to his party. A senior Shiv Sena leader, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Shinde faction is unlikely to get key portfolios if the new government is formed, barring a few posts like revenue, public works department (PWD) and urban development.
“Even after difficult talks in the previous alliance with the BJP, the BJP did not back down. This time also the Shinde faction will not get more than 25 per cent share in the 43 ministerial cabinet,” he said.
The BJP leader said,”Shinde’s backing group has six sitting ministers. Most of them are likely to be retained in the new cabinet. A few more people will be allowed to retain him only for the rest of 29 months on statutory boards.” and can be incorporated into corporations.”
This leader said, giving more may create unrest among 106 BJP MLAs. Some of whom are waiting to be part of the government after switching sides with other parties.
Looks like BJP has started moving in this direction. That’s when Devendra Fadnavis has reached Delhi today, where he has also met the party’s national president JP Nadda.
BJP has been saying from the beginning that it has no role in Shiv Sena’s rebellion. She is only watching the happenings in Maharashtra. Whereas there is also a truth that the game of this whole rebellion started from BJP ruled Gujarat, which has now reached Assam.