Amidst the stand- off with the Shiv Sena on the latter’s demand for the 50: 50 formula, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra, and the “BJP-led alliance” will provide a stable government.
Incidentally, according to media reports both BJP and Shiv Sena met the state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari separately clearly indicating the frosty ties post poll results.
The process of government formation will start after Diwali, Fadnavis said.
With the BJP’s tally reduced to 105, much below the halfway mark of 144 in the qssembly, the Shiv Sena, which has won 56 seats in the October 21 elections, has demanded “written assurance” that the BJP will honour “50:50” power sharing deal.
“The mandate is a clear majority for BJP, Shiv Sena, (and other allies) RPI, RSP, Shiv Sangram. The mandate will be respected. No one should have any doubt,” Fadnavis said.
“The BJP is the single-largest party as per the mandate. We will elect legislature party leader after Diwali and swearing-in of the new government will take place soon afterwards,” he said, adding that the “BJP-led alliance will provide a strong and stable government.”