Reportedly amid reports of a bjp delegation meeting maharashtra governor bhagat singh koshyari on thursday, sources said that a resolution to the BJP-Shiv Sena stalemate over government formation in maharashtra is expected and a new dispensation may take office before the term of the outgoing assembly ends on 9 November.
According to report sources from both parties said that back channel talks are on between the two old but often-feuding Hindutva allies and a breakthrough is expected. A source said "We expect a breakthrough. If all goes well we can have a government by 9 November". Furthermore it was not clear as to what will be the concession offered by the bjp to the shiv sena if the Uddhav Thackeray led party decides to bury the hatchet.
Moreover a senior bjp functionary asserted the party will not compromise on the post of the chief minister. Perhaps the bjp and the shiv sena are locked in a standoff over the post of chief minister in new government and sharing of ministerial portfolios. Further claiming that the bjp had agreed to a "50-50" formula on power sharing in the state, the shiv sena has demanded that the top seat should be shared between the two.