The BJP has asked the Shiv Sena to apologise for describing its campaign leaders as “Afzal Khan ki aulaad” who were trying to conquer Maharashtra.
The BJP’s list of dos and don’ts form part of the back channel negotiations, which also include discussions on cabinet berths.
The Sena leadership will be holding a meeting on Wednesday to chart the party’s future course of action.
Monday’s editorial is a publicly offered olive branch — but Sena leaders have also been accepting in private that the party’s stand on taking the BJP head-on is in the process of unravelling.
But what the Congress has shown is that Dynasty does not work. It took three generations for the Congress to run out of talent. With the Shiv Sena, the memory of Balasaheb is the only asset.
Sources in the Sena said Uddhav could meet Prime Minister later, but not as a part of a gathering.
PM Modi to host dinner for allies on October 26, Uddhav likely to attend.
Two of Thackeray’s close confidantes party MP Anil Desai and senior party leader Subhash Desai met Rajnath Singh.
Mathur also said that others should not think themselves as bigger when ‘the people’s verdict is otherwise’.
Offers 2:1 split of Cabinet but will keep CM, Home, Finance, Urban Development
The newly elected Shiv Sena MLAs met Uddhav but said but there was no discussion on reviving the 25-year-old alliance.
The ‘wave’ seen during the campaign lost its force even before reaching the shores, Uddhav said.
Uddhav Thackeray gave enough hint of supporting a BJP-led government if approached for the same.
Athawale said that had BJP and Sena fought elections together, they would have got 225-230 seats together.
Maharashtra state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis talks about the split between BJP-Shiv Sena and party’s strategy in the forthcoming assembly elections