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Maharashtra govt formation LIVE: Fadnavis resigns from CM post, to brief media shortly

Maharashtra govt formation LIVE: Fadnavis resigns from CM post, to brief media shortly

Maharashtra Govt Formation Live News Updates: Hectic political activities are underway to form the government in Maharashtra. While BJP stated that the deadlock will “break any moment”, its warring ally Shiv Sena has decided to move its MLAs to The Retreat Hotel in Madh Island. The Congress, on the other hand, has alleged horse-trading by BJP, which the saffron party has vociferously refuted.

The tenure for the present state government is set to expire on Saturday. Party sources told The Indian Express the BJP is mulling two options: to form a BJP-Sena government through compromise or let Fadnavis run a caretaker government for the next 15 days if the deadlock continues. In the event that no government is formed, President’s Rule would follow.

The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party in the October 21 Assembly polls winning 105 seats, and Shiv Sena, which bagged 56 seats, have not staked claim to form the government together or separately till now. The NCP and the Congress won 54 and 44 seats, respectively, in the election to the 288-member assembly where the majority mark is 145.

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Maharashtra government formation live updates: No headway between BJP, Shiv Sena on staking claim; Assembly tenure ends on Saturday.