BJP will not be forming the government in Maharashtra and it has conveyed the same to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil said that the party has informed the Governor that it does not have sufficient numbers to form the government.
Patil said, “Despite the mandate with the alliance with Shiv Sena, we will not form government. The Shiv Sena wants to insult the people’s mandate. We have conveyed to the atte Governor that we will not form the state government.”
BJP has asked its former ally Shiv Sena to go ahead and form the government with the help of NCP and Congress. Patil said that Shiv Sena has BJP’s blessing if it wants to forms the government with the NCP and Congress.
Interestingly, earlier in the day, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that while his party’s ideology is different than that of Congress, it does not consider the grand old party as an enemy.