The BJP, which had missed out on a clear majority in the Maharashtra assembly elections last time, is not ready to give up its core this time. However, after the seat sharing with the Shiv Sena, it will not be possible for it to single-handedly win a majority by contesting fewer seats. Perhaps this is the reason why Amit Shah had a detailed discussion with the core committee of Maharashtra BJP about possible leaders in each seat.
Although the BJP has not yet finalized the seats with the Shiv Sena, but the BJP will try to share more and more on its part. The Shiv Sena may be openly claiming to contest the mid-central seats in the 288-seat assembly, but both agree that there will be no tampering of the seats won last time.
The BJP was able to win 122 and Shivsena 63 seats in different grounds last time. That is the matter, about the remaining 103 seats. One formula is to split half of these 103 seats and leave some seats for both the smaller allies. In such a situation, the BJP can get more than 160 seats.
It is not easy to persuade Shiv Sena on fewer seats
It would not be easy to persuade the Shiv Sena, which was once the role of an elder brother, in about 100 seats. But in any case the BJP and Shiv Sena are not in the mood to contest the elections alone like last time. That is why it is considered a compromise. It is expected to be stamped in the meeting of Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray in the next few days.
Shah himself doing churning in each seat
Obviously, in the event of compromise, the number of BJP seats can be reduced to around 160. While 145 seats are needed for a clear majority and to achieve this, the winning strike rate has to be reached at 90 per cent. For this, Amit Shah himself is examining each seat closely. The situation was that during the meeting, the leaders were not allowed to go out for lunch and the food was called there. It is believed that by late night the list of possible candidates will be prepared in all the seats in the meeting. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from America, it will be finalized in the Central Election Committee meeting.