Rajya Sabha MP from BJP, Dr. Subramanian Swamy while speaking to Republic TV on Sunday said that if Shiv Sena will form the government with NCP and Congress, it will be the “end” of the party. This comes after Shiv Sena has been invited by the governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to form the government in Maharashtra. After BJP, in a statement declared that they will not be forming the government in the state, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik put forth certain demands in front of Shiv Sena if they wanted to form the government with them.
Dr. Swamy, when asked about the possibility of government formation with Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in an alliance said that, “It will be a disaster and I must tell you and I must tell Mr. Uddhav through your television that it will be end of Shiv Sena. All the things for which Balaasaheb fought will go in vain”.
“Congress and NCP are past masters in all kinds of number two activities and all the things will be pinned on the Shiv Sena in the end,” he added.
Addressing a press conference after meeting the governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, BJP leader Chandrakant Patil declared that they would not form the government in Maharashtra. He said that Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena can stake claim to form the government and accused Sena of betraying the mandate of the people of Maharashtra. "In the elections, BJP, RPI, Sena and other parties were given a mandate. Yesterday, the governor invited the BJP to form the government. We fought for the alliance, got votes for the alliance. Sena does not want to be part of the alliance. Sena chose to insult the mandate. We won't form the government. We informed the governor. If Sena has to go with NCP, Congress, we wish them good luck."
Nawab Malik while speaking to Republic TV laid down a few demands by his party before entering a post-poll alliance and forming the government with Shiv Sena. He said, “If the governor is calling Shiv Sena, then it has to first announce that they are not in the NDA. They must part from the Bharatiya Janata Party and they must give a proposal (to the NCP) on how they want to go ahead. So, until and unless they resign from the Centre, they break relation with the BJP, they sent a proposal to us, no decision can be announced.”