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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi took a jibe at the ongoing power tussle going on between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra by asking whether ‘50:50’ (referring to the 50:50 power sharing formula) is a new biscuit in the market.
While addressing a gathering at an event in Hyderabad, Owaisi said that AIMIM will not extend support to either BJP or Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. AIMIM won two seats in Maharashtra in Assembly Elections 2019. Owaisi said, “What is this 50-50, is there a new biscuit (in the market)? How much 50-50 will you do? Do something for the people of Maharashtra. They (BJP and Shiv Sena) are not bothered about the destruction that rain has caused in Satara. Farmers are worried but all they talk about is 50-50."
In the Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019, while BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena won 56 seats in the 288-member assembly. While Shiv Sena has been insisting BJP to implement the ‘50:50’ power sharing agreement in the state, BJP is denying that an agreement to share the chief minister’s post for 2.5 years each was ever made.
Speaking about the power tussle, Owaisi added, “I don't know whether Fadnavis or some else is becoming the Chief Minister. Musical chair is going on. It seems like Shiv Sena does not know what to do. It looks like Uddhav Thackeray is afraid of Prime Minister Modi.”