After BJP's poor show, Uddhav reminds party of 50-50 formula for power-sharing

After BJPs poor show, Uddhav reminds party of 50-50 formula for power-sharing
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With trends of assembly poll results in Maharashtra showing the BJP falling short of the halfway-mark on its own, its ally and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said

With trends of assembly poll results in Maharashtra showing the BJP falling short of the halfway-mark on its own, its ally and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said it was time to implement "fifty-fifty" formula for power-sharing, decided on earlier.

The BJP and Shiv Sena together were heading for a majority as the counting was going on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference, when asked about which party will get the chief minister's post, he said, "It is time to remind the BJP about the formula arrived at when BJP chief Amit Shah visited my home....we had decided on 50:50 formula for the alliance."

Describing the mandate as an "eye-opener for many", Thackeray said the people of the state had kept democracy alive.

"We had agreed to contest fewer seats (than the BJP), but I cannot accommodate the BJP every time. I should allow my party to grow," Uddhav said, indicating that he would drive a hard bargain.

As per the latest trends and results, the BJP had won or was leading on 101 seats and Sena on 57 seats out of the total 288.

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