Mumbai: The Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, today, invited BJP leader and acting Chief Minister, Devendra Fanavis to form the government. The Governor has also asked the Fadnavis to prove his majority by 11 November.
The BJP, which gained 105 seats in the Assembly, is the single largest party in the Assembly. The Governor, as per the law, invited the leader of the single largest party to form the government. The majority mark in the 288-strong Maharashtra Assembly is 145.
An official statement said, “The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari today asked the leader of elected members of the single largest party, the BJP, Shri Devendra Fadnavis to indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra.”
The statement added, “Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly were held on October 21 and the results were declared on October 24. However, despite the passage of 15 days, no single party or alliance of parties has come forward to form the government.
“The Governor has therefore decided to explore the possibility of formation of Government and today asked the leader of the elected members of the single largest party, that is BJP, to convey its willingness and ability to form the government.”
While BJP secured 105 seats, the Shiv Sena came second with 56 seats, followed by NCP 54 and Congress 44.