BJP and its oldest ally Shiv Sena are likely to part ways ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections.
A formal announcement in the split of the 25-year-old alliance between the two parties is likely to be announced shortly, top BJP sources said.
This follows failure of talks between the two parties after Shiv Sena refused to accept BJP’s demand for contesting seats more than last Assembly elections.
The development also comes just two days ahead of the last date for filing of nominations in the elections to the 288-member Assembly.
However, the RPI leader Ramdas Athavale has said that a final decision on the future of the alliance will be taken by this evening.
“The alliance parties will meet Shiv Sena supreme Uddhav Thackeray at 4 pm. Then they will have a final meeting with the BJP on the issue to draw conclusion and come to a consensus, said Athavale.