Shiv Sena hits out at NCP, calls it opportunist for extending support to BJP in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 21: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at the Nationalist Congress Party for extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party to form government in Maharashtra.

Sena through its mouthpiece Saamana said, "Several parties are taking advantage of the fact that no party has got majority. The NCP an opportunist for extending support to BJP."

The BJP became the single largest in Maharashtra polls by winning 123 out of 288 seats but is short of 22 seats to form the government on its own. The day the results were out, the NCP, which won 41 seats, offered unconditional support to the BJP.

The BJP has not responded to the offer so far.

Senior Maharashtra BJP leaders have also reached out to the Shiv Sena for a possible post-poll alliance. The Sena has won 63 seats.

The BJP has kept all the cards close to his chest and has left both the NCP and Shiv Sena guessing over the post-poll alliance.

The BJP has already made it clear that it will occupy the chief minister's post and will set conditions for the alliance.