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Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said that NCP ‘nibbled the state coffers like a mouse’.
The remarks were significant as Shiv Sena gave conflicting signals of sitting in the Opposition in the state Assembly.
The time for filing of nomination for the post of Speaker has been extended till 3 PM after Sena disrupted proceedings.
Shiv Sena also wanted to press for a deputy chief ministership, or at the very least, for Home.
Uddhav Thackeray has called a meeting of newly elected Shiv Sena MLAs and top leaders tomorrow to deliberate on the developments.
Uddhav has demanded an induction of Sena ministers into Devendra Fadnavis government before it seeks a confidence vote in the Assembly.
He refused to divulge much on whether his party would join the BJP-led government.
The BJP is also ready to give agriculture and PWD ministries to Sena, said sources.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s daughter was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Mahim on Sunday after a road accident.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley joined BJP president Amit Shah in the negotiations with the Sena.
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.