Former Maharashtra minister and senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse said on Thursday that whatever "decision" was taken between BJP and Shiv Sena before the assembly elections in the state, it should be made public. In fact, the Shiv Sena claims that it was agreed between the top leaders of the party (Shiv Sena) and the BJP to share the Chief Minister's post (for two-and-a-half years) before the assembly elections and 50:50 division of departments between the two parties. . At the same time, the BJP says that no such agreement was made with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. The party says that Devendra Fadnavis will be the chief minister for the full five years.
Khadse told reporters in Jalgaon that whatever agreement was reached with the BJP's ally in the past, it should be made public so that people can better understand the issue of sharing power. Meanwhile, sources said that right-wing Hindu leader Sambhaji Bhide suddenly reached Matosri, the residence of Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray, late in the evening.
A close aide of the Shiv Sena chief told that at the time Bhide reached Matoshree, Thackeray was not in his residence at that time. Therefore, both could not be met. Significantly, Bhide's visit to Matoshree has come at a time when there is a deadlock between the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena to form a government.