The Bharatiya Janata Party president in Maharashtra, Chandrakant Patil, said after a meeting with the state Governor, CBS Koshyari, that the BJP will not form a government in the state.
“Despite the mandate with the alliance with Shiv Sena, we will not form government. The Shiv Sena wants to insult the people’s mandate. We have conveyed to the Governor that we will not form the state government,” said Patil.
He added that the Shiv Sena can go ahead and form a government in alliance with the Congress. “They have our blessing,” he said.