Maharashtra Govt Formation HIGHLIGHTS: Clearing the air over NCP’s participation in government formation in Maharashtra, party chief Sharad Pawar Monday said his party has not been approached by Shiv Sena and the onus of forming the government lies on the BJP, PTI reported. Pawar, who met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi, said the mandate given to NCP by people is to sit in opposition but one cannot speak about future.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan on Monday. After the visit, Raut said though he discussed the current political situation in Maharashtra with the governor, it was a courtesy visit. He also said whoever has the majority should form the government.
Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met BJP chief and Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter’s residence in Delhi earlier today.