mumbai sources stated that the shiv sena MLAs on thursday authorized party chief uddhav thackeray to take a "final decision" on government formation in Maharashtra. Meanwhile Thackeray chaired a meeting of all party MLAs at his residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra, where the legislators also reiterated that the formula of "equal sharing of posts and responsibilities" agreed upon before the lok sabha polls should be implemented.
Party legislator Shambhuraje Desai told reporters after the meeting ended "The Sena MLAs passed a resolution authorizing Uddhavji to take a final decision regarding government formation". Furthermore Desai denied that the Sena legislators will be shifted to a hotel in south mumbai, amid fear of switching sides and the shiv sena has been maintaining that in february this year, before the lok sabha polls, it was decided that there will be equal sharing of posts and responsibilities between the party and the BJP.
Meanwhile the shiv sena has been insisting on sharing the chief minister's post, the bjp has rejected it. Perhapss both the parties are locked in a tussle over the issue of the chief minister's post, resulting in a stalemate in government formation despite results of the october 24 assembly polls giving the alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288-member House.