BJP President and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.  (ANI )
BJP President and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah. (ANI )

Could not have accepted demands of Shiv Sena, says BJP president Amit Shah

  • Amit Shah also said the attack of opposition parties on Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was not healthy for democracy
  • Amit Shah also said that Governor had waited for 18 days for political parties to form government

NEW DELHI : Breaking his silence for the first time on the breaking of alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra after the recently concluded assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said in an interview that demands of the regional parties were not acceptable to BJP.

Speaking to ANI, Shah also said the attack of opposition parties on Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was not healthy for democracy.

"Before elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I said many times in public that if our alliance wins then Devendra Fadnavis will be the CM, no one objected to it back then. Now they (Shiv Sena) have come up with new demands which are not acceptable to us," Shah told Asian News International (ANI) on Wednesday.

The home minister also clarified that allegations against the Governor were baseless and even today if any political party has the required numbers in the assembly then they can approach the Governor. Shah also said that Governor had waited for 18 days for political parties to form government.

"Even today if anyone has the numbers they can approach the Governor. The Governor has not denied chance to anyone. A learned lawyer like Kapil Sibal is putting forth childish arguments like 'we were denied a chance to form government'. The Governor has not denied chance to anyone to form government," Shah said.

Shah further said that the allegations made by opposition against a Constitutional authority is not correct. He said BJP had categorically stated that the party does not have the number. He said that now political parties have six months time to meet and form government.

"The opposition is doing politics on its attack on Governor and such attacks against a Constitutional post is not healthy for a democracy.

Home Minister also said that he does not want mid-term election in Maharashtra and a final decision will be taken by Governor after six months.

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