Prime News, National, Mumbai, October 30:- Newly elected BJP MLAs will meet in Mumbai this afternoon to elect the Legislature Party leader. Two central observers, Union Minister Narendra Tomar and party vice president Avinash Rai Khanna will be attending the meeting.
It comes amid tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena over power sharing for a new government in the state.
BJP leader and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis categorically denied that the Shiv Sena was ever assured the post of the chief minister for two-and-a-half-years as part of the power sharing formula.
Two ministers and party leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar and Chandrakant Patil have come out in support of Fadnavis, maintaining that no promise was made. They said BJP chief Amit Shah and his Shiv Sena counterpart Uddhav Thackeray will finalise the contours of the “50:50” formula.
After Fadnavis’ statement, the Shiv Sena has reportedly cancelled today’s meeting with the BJP.
Meanwhile, two more MLAs, Kishor Jorgewar and Dr Vinaykumar Kore met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and extended their unconditional support to BJP. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)