India, June 25 -- On Monday, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray jointly addressed a meeting of BJP-Shiv Sena legislators and asked them to get ready for the assembly poll battle.

More importantly, the duo told the legislators not to bicker over the issue of chief ministership -whether the BJP would continue to have it or whether the Shiv Sena will get it. This comes after BJP ministers such as Girish Mahajan reportedly spoke at a party meeting on Saturday insisting that the chief ministership would remain with the BJP after the Assembly elections.

Earlier, a few Sena leaders had made similar statements saying their party would get the top post. As the issue of chief ministership is becoming a sticking po...