State Election 2019

The BJP, which currently rules the state in an alliance with the All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU), will hope for better results than it recorded in Maharashtra and Haryana.

Although, Raut did not confirm whether Aaditya Thackeray or Eknath Shinde will be the party's chief ministerial candidate but added, "the party chief (Uddhav Thackeray) is capable of taking this decision."

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday asked caretaker Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis to "indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra".

Fadnavis again emphasised that the two parties had never decided that on having a chief minister for two-and-a-half years.

Devendra Fadnavis handed over his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan a shortwhile ago.

Even after getting the required numbers to form the government, there has been a delay in cobbling up a coalition as Shiv Sena has insisted that the two parties had a '50-50' power-sharing agreement before the elections.

According to a senior party leader, the Central Election Committee (CEC) will also meet on Friday to finalise the names for the upcoming Jharkhand assembly polls.

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The BJP has emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats in the recently concluded Maharashtra Assembly polls while the Shiv Sena has got 56 seats in the 288-member state Assembly.