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As Governor invites ShivSena to form government, back channel talks speed up

The statement has come after the alone ShivSena MP in the Union Minister, Arvind Sawant, said he will be resigning from his post today.

Mumbai: After BJP refused to form the Government in assembly, Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari has invited ShivSena to prove the mandate to form the government in Maharashtra. The Sena, the second-largest party in the 288-member House with 56 MLAs after the BJP (105), has time till 7:30 pm on November 11, to stake the claim. A Raj Bhavan statement said governor Koshyari has asked Sena legislative party leader Eknath Shinde to “indicate willingness and ability” of the party to form the government.

On Monday the BJP’s oldest ally of 30 years, the ShivSena, said it is breaking all ties with the party as it looks to form the government with the support of the NCP and the Congress. Party leader Sanjay Raut said there is no question of any relationship with the BJP when they themselves did not follow what they agreed upon, 50-50 deal on chief ministership.

The statement has come after the alone ShivSena MP in the Union Minister, Arvind Sawant, said he will be resigning from his post today. The two opposition parties, the NCP and Congress, have each called a meeting of their leaders at 10 am today to decide their next action. Sharad Pawar’s NCP supremo put forward the condition that it would only support Sena’s claim if the party exits the NDA at the Centre.

With the support of Opposition parties, the collective strength of all three parties will go up to 154 in the House, which is a clear mandate to form the government in Maharashtra.

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