The BJP in Maharashtra has been invited by the Governor to kind authorities. The BJP with 105 seats and the Sena with 56 seats have a transparent majority within the 288-member Maharashtra meeting.
However the BJP’s hopes for a seamless transition right into a second straight time period with Devendra Fadnavis in cost are on maintain with the Sena demanding equal power-share beneath what it calls was a “50:50 system” mentioned with Amit Shah earlier this 12 months, earlier than the nationwide election in Could. In keeping with the Sena, the plan was for chief ministers from every celebration sharing the five-year time period equally.
“The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari right this moment requested the chief of elected members of the only largest celebration, the Bharatiya Janata Celebration, Shri Devendra Fadnavis to point the willingness and talent of his celebration to kind the federal government in Maharashtra,” the Governor’s workplace mentioned in an announcement.
“Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting have been held on 21st October and the outcomes have been declared on 24th October. Nevertheless, regardless of the passage of 15 days, no single celebration or alliance of events has come ahead to kind the federal government,” it mentioned.
Mr Fadnavis resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Friday with no signal of a brand new authorities and his BJP and its ally Shiv Sena no nearer to forming one collectively. Mr Fadnavis met with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari handy in his resignation hours earlier than the midnight deadline for presidency formation. The time period of the Maharashtra meeting ended right this moment.
Addressing the media, Mr Fadnavis delivered his strongest assertion in opposition to the Shiv Sena since 2014, when he took over as Chief Minister. He additionally questioned whether or not the Shiv Sena, which had not spared Prime Minister Narendra Modi from its assaults, was price persevering with an alliance with.
“Given their statements, particularly in opposition to the PM, we’re shocked and harm. Nobody from the BJP ever focused Bal Thackeray (Sena founder) or Uddhav Thackeray. However the way in which the Sena relentlessly attacked Modi-ji, even our rivals did not. We can not settle for it. It appears the Shiv Sena shouldn’t be fascinated about persevering with the alliance,” Mr Fadnavis mentioned, commenting that the BJP was stunned by Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray’s “all choices are open” assertion.
The BJP and Shiv Sena did not resolve a feud that started hours after they gained a transparent majority in final month’s Maharashtra election.
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