Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP’s 30-year-old alliance that has lasted through all the good and bad times are on the verge of breakage after Sena today declared its breaking all ties with the saffron party.
Sena’s move comes after BJP refused to agree to its power sharing formula in Maharashtra that drove an irreparable and deep wedge between the two political partners who until now claimed the two have been together as their shared Hindutva ideology, News18 reports.
The spilt was confirmed by senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut who said that if the saffron party is not willing to fulfill its promise of power sharing including CM’s post in Maharashtra, there was no point in continuing the alliance.
Splitting from BJP, the Shiv Sena party is now moving ahead with forming the government with the support of the NCP and the Congress.
The party was set to visit Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at 2.30pm on Monday to stake claim to power along with handing over a letter of support from the two parties.