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Shivsena leader fly to delhi


ShivsenaMumbai: Shivsena leader Anil Desai, a Rajya Sabha member and Subhash Desai, another senior Sena leader, arrived in Delhi late in the night for discussions with the BJP leadership to formation of government in Maharashtra.

BJP sources said,  Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray could also make a trip to Delhi.

The process of government formation in Maharashtra will be in pause mode till Diwali. Earlier, the BJP claimed the support of several Independents and small parties, and said its number rose to 138 MLAs.

The BJP continued to be in a dilemma on its strategy on government-formation in Maharashtra sending signals to its estranged ally Shiv Sena that it was welcome to join hands with it but on its terms even as the Sena leadership appeared to be ready for talks.

At the same time, the BJP also sent signals that it has other options available for government-formation.

On its part, Shiv Sena, which had breathed fire against BJP during the assembly poll campaign, has deputed two senior leaders for discussions with the BJP leadership, sources said.

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