So there has to be a set government, democratically set up and BJP although was given the mandate to rule, but since it fell apart from its coalition partner, it is unable to reach the figure of 145 which is required.
However, Shiv-Sena secured 56 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly, falling way below the half-way mark of 145 and therefore can not form the government in Maharashtra independently.
"The Governor has therefore made a decision 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", it further said.
Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari on Saturday evening invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - the single-largest party - to indicate its willingness to form the next government, barely four hours before the tenure of the state Assembly expires at midnight. "This time, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will decide the next chief minister of Maharashtra", he said. "It is the wish of Shiv Sainiks that the Chief Minister should be from Shiv Sena", the poster read.
As Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday invited the BJP to form the government, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said it will vote against the saffron party on the floor of the House and will try to form an alternative government in the interest of the state.
The Shiv Sena "will step in" if no one forms government, Raut told reporters here.
Shiv Sena chief fumed at this and said Devendra Fadnavis is not telling the truth. We will consider supporting an alternate government. He said that Sena has betrayed the mandate of the people of Maharashtra.
Devendra Fadnavis during a press conference on Friday. "The Shiv Sena will declare its strategy if no one else is able to form the government". "Politics is not a trade for the Shiv Sena".
Without naming Fadnavis, Raut, in a fresh attack on the BJP leader amid the ongoing war of words between the saffron allies, said, "When ways of threatening and seeking political support don't work, it is time to accept that Hitler is dead and the looming clouds of slavery have disappeared".
Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan said newly-elected MLAs of the party will seek advice from the party high-command over its future political stand in the state.