Uddhav Thackeray said BJP chief Amit Shah had approved the formula of equal partnership.
The BJP-Shiv Sena feud, festering since the Maharashtra election results 15 days ago, worsened considerably after Devendra Fadnavis resigned as Chief Minister on Friday, hours before the deadline for government formation was to end. Each accused the other of lying about a “50:50” arrangement that the Shiv Sena says was discussed with BJP president Amit Shah earlier this year.
“Devendra Fadnavis accused me of lying. Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis came to me, I did not go to them,” Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray told reporters, insisting that BJP chief Amit Shah had approved the formula of equal partnership at rotational chief ministership.
“Till the time they accept what they said, I will not speak to them,” Mr Thackeray said.
He also accused the BJP of “horse-trading” MLAs to form government in Karnataka.
“I challenge the BJP to form a government in Maharashtra,” said the Sena chief.
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