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The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is a nationalist right-wing Indian political party based in the state of Maharashtra and operates on the motto of "Sons of the Soil".
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and former chief minister of Maharashtra was elected as Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly on Sunday.
The Congress party on Wednesday accused the BJP-led government of using Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari like a puppet, saying he took 'wrong' decisions in a hurry to recommend the President's Rule in the state.
After the official refusal by the BJP on government formation in Maharashtra, a new political situation is arising in state politics wherein a Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government supported by the Congress may be a possibility.
Congress in-charge in Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday held a meeting with the party's 44 MLAs, who are lodged in a Jaipur resort, to find out their views on the state's current political situation.
NCP leader Nawab Malik on Sunday said that his party MLAs will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss the political situation and will try to form an alternative government in Maharashtra if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance fails to do so.
Constitutional expert and former Maharashtra Attorney General Srihari Aney has ruled out the possibility of president rule in the state amid uncertainty over the government formatting owing to the differences between of alliance partners BJP and Shiv Sena which emerged victorious in the recently concluded Assembly polls.
As the ruling alliance of BJP-Shiv Sena is yet to iron out differences and form the government, NCP's Maharashtra unit president Jayant Patil on Thursday attacked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for not keeping the promise of 50:50 formula to its ally in the state.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said that the party's ally BJP should stake claim to form the government in Maharashtra as it is the single largest party and noted his party will welcome any statement from Congress for formation of non-BJP alternative in the state.
Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Wednesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the current political situation in Maharashtra, stating that it has failed to take its allies including the Shiv Sena into confidence.
As the speculation over the formation of the government in Maharashtra gets rife, senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar on Wednesday said that there will be "good news any moment".