With the term of the current Maharashtra Assembly ending on November 9, the single largest party in the House, BJP, would meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday with a claim to form government.
A delegation of the BJP, to be led by state unit president Chandrakant Patil, will meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari with a message approved by the chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, senior leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Wednesday.
Mungantiwar also informed that the party has decided to start a procedure to select a new state unit president. The procedure to select the new state BJP chief will be completed by December 31, Mungantiwar said.
A resolution to the BJP-Shiv Sena stalemate over the government formation is expected and a new dispensation may take office before the term of the outgoing Assembly ends, sources said.
Still, the deadlock in the government formation in Maharashtra remains over the rotational chief ministerial post. Though, BJP is ready for sharing 50 percent cabinet posts with Shiv Sena, the government formation remains at a deadlock over the demand of Shiv Sena for rotational chief ministerial post .
The Sena-BJP alliance which was called as ‘Mahayuti’ has won absolute majority in Maharashtra with the BJP won 105 seats, and the Shiv Sena, bagged 56 seats. But after the announcement of the result on October 24, the two parties have been locking in a bitter tussle over sharing of the chief minister's post and ministerial portfolios in the new government.