"The Governor has, therefore, asked the leader of elected members of the second largest party, Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde, to convey its willingness and ability to form the government", the statement said.
"We have just received the letter from the governor", Chandrakant Patil, who is state BJP president, said.
The Shiv Sena's claim of 50-50 government formula, asking for the chief minister's post of two and half years has not been accepted by the BJP.
He also welcomed the decision of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to invite the BJP to form government in the state.
The development came hours after the BJP, which emerged the largest party with 105 seats in the Assembly polls, stated that it would not stake claim to form the government as it did not have the supporting numbers in the 288-member House. The NCP and Congress won 54 and 44 seats, respectively. "This time, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will decide the next chief minister of Maharashtra", he said. The Sena has insisted on rotating the chief minister's post saying that the two parties agreed to it before the April-May national elections as part of a "50-50" power-sharing agreement.
With the BJP backing off from the race, the onus to form government now rests with the Sena, which has indicated that it might rope in the Congress and the NCP to prop up a government.
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Yet the Sounders knocked them out, 3-1, at Banc of California Stadium with the help of two goals from Raul Ruidiaz . Stricken with a quad injury, the striker had not played since 6 October, the last day of the regular season.
Amid uncertainty over government formation in Maharashtra, a poster calling for Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to be made Chief Minister has been put up outside Matoshree, the Thackeray's Mumbai residence. He said that Sena has betrayed the mandate of the people of Maharashtra.
The Congress in Maharashtra on Sunday said it didn't want President's Rule in the state which is in the midst of a political crisis in view of the BJP's announcement that it would not form government. "The Shiv Sena will declare its strategy if no one else is able to form the government".
The Shiv Sena has shifted most of its 56 MLAs to a hotel in suburban Malad, apparently to guard them against "poaching" attempts.
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". "We will see how the day progresses", said the Rajya Sabha member. "I don't think MLAs of any party would defect".
Il s'en est aussi vivement pris aux immigrés illégaux qu'il accuse d'une prétendue hausse de la délinquance. Le Parti populaire de Pablo Casado pourrait gagner des voix par rapport au scrutin d'avril dernier.
Following reports that a 13-year-old Broadway actress has died , condolences from those who knew her have begun surfacing online. The late teen performed the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015 and it became the gig she was best known for.
Abstentions loom, with polls suggesting up to 35% of the electorate could stay away from the polling booths, up from 28% in April. Voting stations opened at 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) and are set to close at 8 p.m. (1900 GMT), with results expected within hours.
Lewerke stayed in the game on the ensuing possession, and the Spartans kicked a field goal to extend their lead to 34-30. The University of IL head coach led the squad to a wild comeback win over the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday.
Barty will then face world No.45 Caroline Garcia as Australia chase their eights Fed Cup title and first in 45 years. Her work was acknowledged by the ITF, which presented her with an award ahead of the final draw on Friday.
According to NBC5, she had grabbed a handgun from her purse after hearing a noise in her backyard and went towards a window. Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean , 34, fired fatally into her bedroom window while conducting a wellness check.
Arkansas has an open date this coming weekend before finishing the season against LSU on the road and then Missouri at home. The Hogs are 2-8 overall this season and have lost 17 straight SEC games dating back to the end of the 2017 season.
Dolly Parton didn't disappoint as she stepped out in a sequin-clad ensemble for a charity event in New York City on Tuesday. Down from Dover - Holly Taylor, Shane McGhie, Robert Taylor, Bellamy Young and Camryn Manheim.
The title may be on the line at Anfield on Sunday but it is the backdrop which makes this even more compelling. Liverpool have won 10 of their opening 11 Premier League games to open up an early lead at the top.
We could see 1-3 inches of snowfall maybe even some folks gaining 4 inches of snowfall as you travel more south and east. Then that cold front will push into the central part of the state, bringing lows in the 20s Tuesday through Thursday .
I've been enjoying it very much. "I think I started the match pretty good, but he was just better than me today". Roger Federer plays Dominic Thiem in the same group later on Sunday as the season-ending championships.
"We want to win and we try everything to make that happen, which is hard enough". I'm really looking forward to it, but the discussions around I'm not part of".
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Buffalo visits the Tampa Bay Lightning after Sam Reinhart scored two goals in the Sabres' 3-2 loss to the Lightning. TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Eichel leads the Sabres with 17 points, scoring seven goals and registering 10 assists.