Mumbai, November 21: After Shiv Sena youth leader Aditya Thackeray's name did not find any takers for the Chief Minister's post, the party proposed the names of Subhash Desai and Eknath Shinde but the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has rejected them and insisted that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes over the top post, sources said. Maharashtra Govt Formation: Shiv Sena to Shift MLAs to Congress-Ruled Rajasthan Before Staking Claim, Says Report
A source told IANS that they wanted a person with a face value which can pay a dividend in political arena apart from Maharashtra and also Uddhav Thackeray stood for Marathi pride to take on the might of Delhi, i.e. the Central government. Maharashtra Government Formation: Consider 'Pedhas' Being Ordered, Says Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
The contours of the power-sharing agreement have been discussed with the Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party getting 15 each berth apart from CM's post to the Sena while Congress will get 12 ministers.
For the Speaker's post, the Nationalist Congress Party is not willing it to give to Congress but the Congress wants it for former CM Prithviraj Chavan. The NCP has argued that they don't want any Speaker who has to seek permission from his party high command. The NCP is averse to the post being given to Congress, pointing out that in former governments, the post has been with it only.