According to sources maharashtra governor BS Koshyari on saturday evening invited the bharatiya janata party (BJP) the single largest party to indicate its willingness to form the next government, barely four hours before the tenure of the state assembly expires at midnight. An official statement said "The governor today asked devendra fadnavis, the leader of the elected members of the single largest party, the bjp, to indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra”.
Meanwhile the assembly election results in maharashtra were declared on october 24, but even after so many days, not a single party or alliance has come forward to shoulder the government formation exercise. When reacting to the development, State bjp spokesperson madhav bhandari said the governor has initiated the process as per the Constitutional requirements. bhandari told "We shall discuss the proposal at the party's state core committee meeting on Sunday. Thereafter, state President Chandrakant Patil shall take whatever further measures are required in this regard".
Malik said "We welcome the Governor's move, though it is belated... We also request the governor to satisfy whether the bjp can prove its majority, and ensure that there is no 'horse-trading' of legislators”. Moreover he also announced that the ncp will vote against the bjp on the floor test and thereafter plan its further political strategies. Perhaps the Sena and congress have herded their legislators to safe locations in mumbai and Rajasthan, respectively, as a precautionary measure to prevent possible poaching.