The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party on Sunday, informed the Governor of Maharashtra that it cannot form the government in the state since it lacks the required numbers. The BJP said it will sit as the opposition in the Assembly as ally Shiv Sena turned down their offer.
The Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari had on Saturday asked the BJP, to indicate the willingness and ability to form government in the state.
After meeting with Governor at Raj Bhavan, state BJP Chief, Chandrakant Patil said, “Since Shiv Sena not agreeing to Government formation, we have decided not to insult mandate given by people of Maharashtra and so decided not to form Government. Our best wishes to Shiv Sena if they wish to form Government with Congress-NCP.”
The Shiv Sena party chief, Uddhav Thackeray, today, said that they have carried the palanquin enough for other people and he will ensure that a Shiv Sainik sits inside the palanquin this time. Uddhav Thackeray made the remarks after meeting with party MLAs at a resort in Malad today.
The Senior Congress leader, Ashok Chavan today said that the party does not want President’s Rule in the state after the BJP declined to form government in the state today.
Further, Ashok Chavan said newly elected MLAs of the party will seek advice from the party high command over its future political stand in the state.
While the NCP spokesperson, Nawab Malik said that the Governor should ensure that the parties do not indulge in horse trading.
“The Governor has invited the BJP to stake its claim. This process that has been initiated could have been done earlier as well,’’ he added.
The two allies were locked in a bitter tussle over sharing of the Chief Minister’s post.
In the October 21 polls to the 288-member state assembly, the BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena- 56, NCP- 54 and Congress- 44.
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