New Delhi , Nov 18 : Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah asked him not to worry about the current political crisis in Maharashtra, and assured him that BJP and Shiv Sena would come together to form the government.
"I told Amit Bhai (BJP President Amit Shah) that if he mediates then a way can be found out to which he (Amit Shah) replied don't worry, everything will be fine. BJP and Shiv Sena will come together to form the government," Union Minister Athawale told ANI.
"I think that Shiv Sena should change its stand. Congress is not ready to support the Sena," he added.
The BJP and the Shiv Sena got an absolute majority in Maharashtra assembly polls but could not form the government due to differences over power-sharing.
Following the inability of BJP, the single largest party, to form the government, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked the Shiv Sena, and then NCP to form the government in the state. However, as they were not able to put together a viable alternative in the given time, the state came under President's Rule.
The BJP has 105 seats, Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44 seats in the state assembly.
The majority mark in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly is 145.
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