While BJP and Shiv Sena are at an impasse over power-sharing in Maharashtra, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Republican Party of India Chief, Ramdas Athawale in New Delhi stated that Amit Shah assured that BJP and Shiv Sena will come together to form the government in Maharashtra. "I told Amit bhai (Union home minister and BJP chief Amit Shah) that if he mediates then a way can be found out to which he (Amit Shah) replied 'Don't worry, everything will be fine. The BJP and the Shiv Sena would come together to form government',” said Ramdas Athawale.