The newly-elected Indian National Congress (INC) Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) have stated that they do not want to see the BJP in power in Maharashtra, Congress leader Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar said on Wednesday. Wadettiwar further stated that “All of our MLAs are of the view that BJP should not be allowed to form a government. The BJP-led coalition ran for the government for the last five years.”
The Congress leader bough up the agrarian crisis and stated, “What happened in Maharashtra? 16,000 farmers committed suicide.” This comes following a meeting of the state Congress Core Committee. Responding to talks that Shiv Sena may form the government with Congress and NCP, Wadettiwar said his party has not received any proposal from the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. "We will mull over the proposal if we get any, but the final call will be taken by the central party leadership," he said. Apart from the MLAs, senior Congress leaders Balasaheb Thorat, Ashok Chavan, Husain Dalwai, Vishwajeet Deshmukh, and Sachin Sawant were present the meeting which was held at Wadettiwar's residence. However, the leaders could not decide the party's next move amid talks of Shiv Sena forming the government with the support of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The suspense over the government formation in Maharashtra continues to remain even 14 days after the election results. Amid speculations, Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar on Wednesday assured citizens via the press that 'good news will arrive any moment'. "There will be good news any moment over the government formation in Maharashtra," BJP leader Mungantiwar informed the media outside the Government Guest House at Sahyadri. The State's Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has once again reiterated that Devendra Fadnavis will once again be the Chief Minister in Maharashtra. During the 2019 assembly polls, the BJP had emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats, whereas, Shiv Sena won 56 seats and with the INC winning 44 in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.
(With inputs from ANI)