BJP decides not to form Govt in Maharashtra, blames Shiv Sena for disrespecting mandate

Maharashtra Governor Koshyari on Saturday had asked acting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to “indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra”

Written by November 10, 2019 19:18

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that it will not form the government in Maharashtra. Addressing a press conference after meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, BJP’s Maharashtra unit chief Chandrakant Patil said: “We will not form the government in the state.”

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BJP will not form the government in Maharashtra: Chandrakant Patil

“BJP, Shiv Sena, RPI, and other parties formed the coalition before the assembly polls. People have given the mandate to our alliance to form the government. And that is why the Governor invited us. But the Shiv Sena has not shown interest in forming the government. So now we will not form the government. We have conveyed this to the Governor,” he said.

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“This mandate was to work together and if the Shiv Sena wants to disrespect the mandate and form the government with the Congress and the NCP, then they have our good wishes,” added Patil.

Deadlock in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Governor Koshyari on Saturday had asked acting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to “indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra”.

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with Maharashtra BJP President, Chandrakant Patil and other party leaders meets Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari

The party’s core committee met twice today to discuss the Governor’s invitation to BJP to form the government in the state. The term of state assembly ended yesterday. The BJP had remerged as the single largest party in the assembly polls winning 105 seats while the Shiv Sena bagged 56 seats. (ANI)