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Maharashtra new govt formation LIVE: Devendra Fadnavis accuses Shiv Sena of ‘bad behaviour’, Uddhav Thackeray to respond shortly

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Maharashtra Govt Formation 2019 Latest Updates: Moments after stepping down as Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis hit out at Shiv Sena and said that he was deeply disappointed with the way its top leaders behaved after the results were announced. He said that he was upset with Uddhav Thackeray who in his very first media interaction said that all options were open for him. "Unfortunately, the day when results came, Uddhav ji said all options were open for him for the government formation. That was shocking for us as people had given a mandate for alliance and in such circumstances, it was a big question for us that why he said all options are open for him," he said.

Fadnavis also said that there was no promise of rotational chief ministership to Sena. He said that he was there in all talks with Sena and there was no promise of 2.5 years CM post for Shiv Sena. "I also asked Amit Shah ji if this promise was made to Sena in my absence, he said that Sena had proposed this formula but that was not accepted. There was no such promise," the former Chief Minister said.

Earlier, Devendra Fadnavis resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He tendered his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan. Along with him, other state ministers too resigned from their respective posts. After this, Fadnavis is expected to hold a briefing later in the day.

The BJP and Shiv Sena are yet to begin the talks on government formation in Maharashtra. locked in tussle alliance appears nowhere near forming the government in Maharashtra even after two weeks of announcement of poll results. Both the parties are adamant to take the CM post. While the Sena wants the top post to be rotated between the two parties, the BJP is not ready to share the chair. With the term of the outgoing Maharashtra Assembly ending on November 9, the political potboiler is certain to witness plenty of developments on Friday.

The BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena 56 in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly in the just concluded elections. The saffron alliance is well past the majority mark of 145, however, both the parties have refused to budge from their stand so far. If they fail to stake claim to form the government by November 9, President’s Rule could be imposed in Maharashtra.