mumbai sources stated that maharashtra Chief minister devendra fadnavis is likely to submit his resignation to the governor on friday as his term ends on Saturday. Meanwhile reliable sources said the bjp will not stake claim to form the government unless it has support of more than 145 MLAs, which is not possible if the shiv sena does not declare its support to the bjp led government. The bjp Leader said “Even if the governor invites the bjp to form the government, we will not accept it, if we are not sure about the clear majority”.
Meanwhile, shiv sena moved its 56 legislators to a hotel in Bandra, close to party chief Uddhav Thackeray’s residence, to prevent poaching and the senior party leader sanjay raut refuted the possibility of poaching. Furthermore Mr Thackeray, earlier in a meeting held at his residence, clarified that the talks would be held only if the bjp was ready to part with the chief minister’s post. The Sena has been insisting on the top post for the first 2.5 years of the government.
He told his MLAs “If the bjp is not ready to keep its promise, there is no point in holding a discussion. We do not want to break the alliance; it is the bjp who has to now decide”. Moreover sources from Sena confirmed that the party had received a positive response from the congress and ncp and was confident of getting the required numbers to form its government. Mr. Raut said “We also have options and we will prove the numbers on the floor of the house”.