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Shiv Sena may back BJP government in Maharashtra


Mumbai, Oct 23 :

The Shiv Sena may support a Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Maharashtra, a top Sena leader said here Thursday.

Shiv Sena“The election results indicate that no single party can form the government. However, both (Shiv Sena, BJP) can come together for the purpose. This is the people’s mandate,” Shiv Sena parliamentarian and emissary Anil Desai told a private television channel.

The two parties are expected to start discussions on forming the government Monday, he said.

On the issue of the chief minister, Desai said since the Bharatiya Janata Party has secured more seats, it would be their decision.

But other things would be discussed by the two parties, he added.

In the 288-member assembly, the BJP and allies secured 123 seats, the Shiv Sena got 63, Congress managed 42, the NCP won 41 and the remaining seats were bagged by either Independents or smaller and regional parties. A party needs 145 seats for simple majority in the state assembly.