After the BJP said it did not have the numbers to stake claim of the government, the state Governor has invited the Shiv Sena, which is the second largest party, to form the government in the state.
The Sena, which has 56 MLAs in the 288-member House after the BJP (105), has time till 7:30 pm today to stake the claim.
While Shiv Sena has been making efforts to reach out to the NCP and the Congress, the Sharad Pawar-led party said the Sena will have to walk out of the NDA first.
Here are the LIVE Updates of government formation in Maharashtra:
No matter who forms govt and how ? But the political instability in Maharashtra can not be ruled out now. Get ready for early elections. It may take place in 2020.
Can we go to the elections with ShivSena as partner ?
– Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) November 11, 2019
BJP core group meeting to be held today at the residence of Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.
NCP has called for a meeting today at 10 am at YB Chauhan Center. Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and Jayant Patil to be present.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Maharashtra government formation
There’s a meeting at 10 am today. We will proceed according to instruction from high command. But our original decision & decision of the people is that we should sit in opposition, that is the present position, says Mallikarjun Kharge