BJP’s core committee held two rounds of meeting in Mumbai on Sunday to chalk out a strategy to form the new government in Maharashtra. The meetings were held after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited the BJP to form government yesterday.
Acting chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, state unit head Chandrakant Patil, and senior leaders Girish Mahajan, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Ashish Shelar and Pankaja Munde attended the meetings.
The Governor asked the BJP, the single largest party in the new Assembly, to indicate the willingness and ability to form government yesterday.
The BJP won 105 seats in the October 21 elections, while the majority mark in the 288-member Assembly is 145. Its ally Shiv Sena won 56 seats, but the two parties are bickering over the chief minister’s post. The term of the 13th state Assembly ended yesterday.