Bharatiya Janata Party Says It Cannot Form Government In Maharashtra, Blame Shiv Sena

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Sunday, 10 November 2019

In a major political development, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday admitted it was not in a position to form the government in Maharashtra despite having a public mandate for its pre-poll alliance.

Mumbai: In a major political development, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday admitted it was not in a position to form the government in Maharashtra despite having a public mandate for its pre-poll alliance.

Announcing the Bharatiya Janata Party 's decision, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil said the party's stand has been conveyed to Governor B.S. Koshyari this evening after hectic meetings of the party core committee since morning.

"If the Shiv Sena is in a position to form the government with the help of the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party, we offer them our best wishes," Chandrakant Patil said in a brief interaction with the media on the Raj Bhavan lawns.

Assembly polls on October 24 giving the saffron alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288-member House.

The BJP and the ShivSena had together won 161 seats in the 288-member House, way above the halfway mark of 145.

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