There is a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Maharashtra today. In this meeting, BJP leaders can discuss their next strategy. Amid the ongoing impasse to form the government, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the BJP whether it wants to form the government as the largest party. More than two weeks have passed since the election results, but no party or coalition party in Maharashtra has been able to stake claim to form the government. BJP’s core committee meeting will be held on Sunday about what the strategy will be next. Party leader Chandrakant Patil gave this information. On the other hand, Shiv Sena has welcomed this initiative of Governor Koshyari. Let me tell you, on Saturday midnight, the term of the 13th Assembly of Maharashtra is over, but the stance is not clear yet for the next government.
Governor’s letter to BJP
BJP President of Maharashtra Chandrakant Patil said, We have received a letter from the Governor. Our core committee will meet today and the next course of action will be discussed. The Governor took this step just four hours before the term of the state assembly ends at midnight. The BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the recently concluded assembly elections. In an official statement, the governor asked Devendra Fadnavis, the leader of the elected members of the largest party BJP, to tell if his party was willing and able to form the government in Maharashtra.
No party could claim
Raj Bhavan’s statement said, Maharashtra assembly elections were held on October 21 and results were declared on November 24. Despite this, no single party or coalition party has come forward to form the government. According to the statement, therefore, the governor has decided to explore the possibility of forming the government. In view of this, the largest party BJP has been asked to clarify the stance of forming the government.
Differences between BJP and Shiv Sena
BJP has won 105 seats while the majority figure in the 288-seat Maharashtra assembly is 145 seats. BJP’s ally Shiv Sena has won 56 seats, but differences between the two parties have deepened for the post of Chief Minister. Devendra Fadnavis resigned as Chief Minister on Friday but the Governor has asked him to remain the acting Chief Minister.
Amid the tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has invited BJP to form the government as a single largest party. In such a situation, now Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik said that the Governor of Maharashtra has invited the BJP to form the government in the state. The governor should ascertain whether the BJP has a majority or else the purchase of MLAs will be sold. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that despite this, if the BJP forms the government in the state, we are going to vote against the BJP on the floor of the House. If the BJP government falls, we will try to form an alternative government in the interest of the state. Nawab Malik said that we will see if the Shiv Sena votes against the BJP in the House to bring down the BJP government. We will consider supporting an alternative government. We have called a meeting of all our MLAs on 12 November. Sharad Pawar will also attend that meeting.