The BJP in Maharashtra has got an invitation from the Governor to form the government. The BJP with 105 seats and the Sena with 56 seats have a clear majority in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has invited the single largest party (BJP) to form the government. He has given BJP time till November 11 to prove the majority. BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Friday. This comes amid BJP's ongoing tensions with Shiv Sena over '50:50' formula and Chief Ministerial post.
According to Sena, the plan was for chief ministers from each party sharing the five-year term equally. But the BJP's hopes for a seamless transition into a second straight term with Devendra Fadnavis in charge are on hold with the Sena demanding equal power-share under what it calls was a "50-50 formula" discussed with Amit Shah earlier this year, before the national election in May.
"Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly were held on 21st October and the results were declared on 24th October. However, despite the passage of 15 days, no single party or alliance of parties has come forward to form the government," the Governor’s office said in a statement.