Bhagat Singh Koshyari

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".

Shiv Sena has insisted that the two parties had a '50-50' power-sharing agreement before the elections.

Shiv Sena has said that the two parties had a '50-50' power-sharing agreement before the elections but Fadnavis has clarified that Shiv Sena was not promised the post of minister for two-and-a-half years when the alliance was sealed before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI that the party is firm on its demand to equally share the tenure of the Chief Minister's post with the BJP. As Shiv Sena continues to push for its demand for 50-50 formula, ally BJP has said it will not share the Chief Minister's post, currently held by Devendra Fadanvis.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and senior Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote on Monday met state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

The statement comes after speculations were on rife that Raote might have discussed Maharashtra government formation matter with the Governor during his visit.

Soundararajan, the daughter of former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Kumari Ananthan, was also appointed as chief of the Tamil Nadu BJP in 2014 following the resignation of Pon Radhakrishnan from the post.