Better We Stay Together With BJP, Says Shiv Sena Leader Manohar Joshi

The BJP and the Shiv Sena had fought the Maharashtra Assembly elections together in October and won 105 and 56 seats respectively.

Better We Stay Together With BJP, Says Shiv Sena Leader Manohar Joshi

Manohar Joshi was Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1995-1999, the first Sena leader to occupy the post.

Mumbai:

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi on Tuesday said that it would be better if his party and the BJP stay together, but added the two parties do not want to join hands for now.

"In my opinion, it will be better if the BJP and the Shiv Sena stay together. But both the parties do not want it at present," Mr Joshi told ANI.

The BJP and the Shiv Sena had fought the Maharashtra Assembly elections together in October and won 105 and 56 seats respectively.

However, the two parties parted ways over the sharing of the chief minister's post.

After days of the political impasse and high-voltage drama, the Shiv Sena finally formed the government along with Congress and NCP, with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray heading the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance government.

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