In a major showdown between NDA allies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray, on Sunday has reportedly demanded disciplinary action against BJP leaders who were claiming that BJP deserved the CM post in the state. The party is scheduled to raise the issue in Monday's crucial joint meeting of Shiv Sena-BJP MLAs in Mumbai, as per sources.
Earlier on Saturday Thackeray hit out at BJP leaders on Saturday for their comments on the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and the Chief Ministerial candidate The Sena chief also spoke out against interference of other BJP leaders on the matter.
On the same day, Girish Mahajan, the BJP legislator from Jamner asserted that it was clear that the Chief Minister would be from his party. Reacting to this statement, Thackeray slammed Mahajan and said that talks for the Chief Ministerial candidate are already in place:
"The alliance talks with the BJP are already done with BJP president Amit Shah and CM Devendra Fadnavis. No one else should put their oar into the matter."
Previously even BJP leaders Sudhir Mungantivar and Saroj Pandey had said that BJP should get CM post in Maharashtra while Sena has been eyeing the CM post for Yuva Sena president and Uddhav Thackeray's son- Aaditya Thackeray.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that the issue of who will be the next Maharashtra Chief Minister has been discussed and decided with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray while attending Shiv Sena foundation day celebrations in Mumbai.
"Don't focus on the issue that who will become CM. Uddhav and I have decided a few things. We will tell you at the right time," he said to reporters at the event.
On last Wednesday, while answering a question about rumours of Aaditya Thackeray contesting the state assembly elections, Saamna editor and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said :
"Uddhav Thackeray will decide whether Aaditya will contest or not but Maharashtra needs a young CM like Aaditya Thackeray and we believe that the people of Maharashtra will accept Aaditya as their CM."
On June 11, sources had said that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was disappointed and had expressed his disappointment over Mungatiwar's statement where he had allegedly said that BJP will have the right to the CM post. However, the Shiv Sena claims that as per seat-sharing deal, the Chief Minister's post will be shared among the candidates of both parties for 2.5 years each.