BJP today asserted that it had the electoral and moral mandate to form the government in Maharashtra. Briefing reporters in New Delhi, senior party leader and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said BJP won the popular mandate to form the government led by Devendra Fadnavis.
He hit out at the Congress, NCP and the Shiv Sena, saying those who were dead opposed to each other, joined hands to grab power.
Mr Prasad said the Maharashtra Governor took the decision to administer oath to Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar as the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister after both leaders, as the heads of their respective legislative parties, gave the letters of support of their MLAs. He said the Governor had no counter-claim by any other party or alliance.
Mr Prasad said throughout the election campaign, Devendra Fadnavis’ name was projected as the Maharashtra Chief Minister. The support base of BJP and the prospect of Devendra Fadnavis becoming Chief Minister played a crucial role in the success of Shiv Sena candidates.