BJP, Shiv Sena put talks on hold

    Mumbai (NVI): Amid acrimony over the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena have suspended all discussions and negotiations over forming the next government in Maharashtra. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance that had comfortably won the recent Maharashtra assembly election, is presently marred by the squabbling over the chief minister’s post with the Shiv Sena claiming the existence of a “50:50” deal under which the CM’s post would be shared by the two parties for two-and-a-half-years each. The Shiv Sena and BJP were expected to hold talks over power sharing today. However, the talks have been put on hold.