Edited by Abhinav Bhatt
Monday September 22, 2014, Mumbai
With just five days to go before filing of nominations for assembly elections in Maharashtra closes, the BJP and its long-time ally Shiv Sena are far from reaching a consensus on seat-sharing. The BJP today conveyed to the Sena that they will not settle for anything less than 130 seats. The demand for 130 seats, down from the 135 they had earlier wanted, has the approval of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to BJP sources.
The PM has reportedly told the BJP's Maharashtra unit that the party will support its decision on continuing the alliance with the Shiva Sena, but he wants them to make every effort till the very last moment to try and save it.