Maharashtra government formation : Nitin Gadkari rules out RSS mediation, says Fadnavis will form govt soon

Maharashtra government formation : Two weeks have flown by since Maharashtra’s voters gave the BJP and Shiv Sena a combined majority, but there’s still no government in sight. It’s been said that their relationship is “on again, off again,” and this fortnight’s events show why. The BJP and the Sena have been fighting over the chief minister’s post (the Sena wants to share it; the BJP doesn’t). And now, a key deadline looms: if a new government isn’t in place by November 9, president’s rule will have to be imposed. There’s a lot happening in Maharashtra, so stay tuned. We’ll bring you the latest.

There will be a decision soon, Nitin Gadkari says

BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, who is scheduled to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat amid Maharashtra power tussle, said that there will be a decision soon. “Government in Maharashtra should be formed under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis ji,” Gadkari said. The Union Minister also denied any mediation by RSS in the issue. “RSS and Mohan Bhagwat ji have no connection with this,” he told reporters. Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari also clarified that he has no plan of coming back to Maharashtra. “No question of me returning to Maharashtra, I will continue to work in Delhi,” he said.

‘It’s not even Gadkari’s distant dream to be Maharashtra CM’

Sudhir Mungantiwar has dismissed rumours that Union minister Nitin Gadkari may be appointed as Maharashtra’s chief minister. “Nitinji will never come to Maharashtra. It is not even his distant dream to come to Maharashtra as chief minister,” he said.

BJP leaders to meet governor today: Mungantiwar

‘Wish to form a govt with Shiv Sena, Uddhav has said Fadnavis is a Shiv Sainik’

Sudhir Mungantiwar, a BJP leader, said his party wanted to form a government with the Shiv Sena; he added that Uddhav Thackeray had called Devendra Fadnavis a Shiv Sainik. Asked if the BJP would try to form a minority government, Mungantiwar said there was no such plan.

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