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Maha Guv asks Fadnavis to prove majority tomorrow, BJP's meeting today

On the other hand, Shiv Sena has kept its MLAs in a hotel in Mumbai. The Congress has accused the BJP of buying and selling MLAs. According to the allegations, the BJP has offered Rs 25-50 crore.

Manali Rastogi

Manali RastogiBy Manali Rastogi

Published on 10 Nov 2019 4:43 AM GMT

Maha Guv asks Fadnavis to prove majority tomorrow, BJPs meeting today
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Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has invited BJP to form the government. The governor has given BJP time to prove its majority by 11 November (Monday). Meanwhile, a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders is scheduled to be held in Maharashtra on Sunday. BJP leaders can discuss further strategy in this meeting.

Amid the ongoing impasse to form the government, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the BJP whether it wants to form the government as the largest party.

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Whereas, Shiv Sena has came into action mode after the Governor offered BJP to form the government. The party has shifted its MLAs to the hotel, with which Aditya Thackeray has held an overnight meeting.

All Shiv Sena MLAs have been shifted from Rang Sharda resort to The Retreat Hotel in Malad, Mumbai for fear of horse trading. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's son Aditya Thackeray reached the hotel late in the night to meet the MLAs. According to sources, Aditya Thackeray has held a meeting with Shiv Sena MLAs till around 5 am.

At the same time, the news of increasing problems for BJP is coming out from Maharashtra itself. NCP leader Nawab Malik has said that if there is a floor test, his party will vote against BJP. Nawab Malik also said that if the Shiv Sena also voted against the BJP, his party can also consider other options.

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It is to be mentioned that, more than two weeks have passed since the election results came, but no party or coalition party in Maharashtra has been able to stake claim to form the government. The BJP's core committee will meet on Sunday and decide the future course of action, party leader Chandrakant Patil said.

Whereas, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the governor's decision follows laid-down procedure and the Sena welcomes it. "At least the governor has begun the process of exploring for government formation. The BJP is the single largest party and the rightful claimant to form government first," Raut told PTI.

Actually, the term of the 13th Legislative Assembly in Maharashtra expired on 9 November. However, the situation regarding the formation of a new government in the state has not been cleared yet.

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Whereas, Devendra Fadnavis resigned from the post of CM on Friday. However, he will continue to be the acting CM. At the same time, Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena fear the breakdown of their MLAs amidst the ongoing tussle over government formation in Maharashtra.

The BJP is the largest party in the state and there is no consensus between the two parties regarding the CM post with Shiv Sena.

It is being told that due to this, the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena are feared to have broken their MLAs. Due to this, the Congress is talking about sending its MLAs to Jaipur.

On the other hand, Shiv Sena has kept its MLAs in a hotel in Mumbai. The Congress has accused the BJP of buying and selling MLAs. According to the allegations, the BJP has offered Rs 25-50 crore.

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