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Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invites BJP to form government

Maharashtra government: The BJP with 105 seats and the Sena with 56 seats have a clear majority in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly

Maharashtra News: In the midst of the ongoing political instability in Maharashtra, The Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has invited BJP, the largest political party in Maharashtra, to form the government. The Governor has asked them to prove their majority by 11 November. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday submitted his resignation to the Governor.

Political infighting has been going on in the BJP and Shiv Sena since the election results in Maharashtra and both parties are not ready to bow to each other. The Shiv Sena is adhering to the 50:50 formula under which it wants the chief minister's post in the state for two and a half years, but the BJP is not ready to share the chief minister's post.

At a meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs in Mumbai on Thursday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the BJP should call him only if it is ready to give him the chief minister's chair for two-and-a-half years, or else it should not call. Uddhav had said that he did not want to break the alliance but the BJP should implement what was decided during the Lok Sabha elections.

There was an uproar in the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra when the Shiv Sena made serious allegations against the BJP on Thursday. Shiv Sena had said that BJP is trying to break its MLAs. In an editorial written in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', Shiv Sena had said that the people of Maharashtra want that the Chief Minister should be made of Shiv Sena. The editorial alleged that the BJP was using money power to form the government.