Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday (November 4) met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss strategies related to the government formation in the state.
The meeting comes in the backdrop of a tussle between the saffron allies BJP and Shiv Sena over power sharing in the new government and the post of chief minister. Fadnavis reached New Delhi on Monday morning to meet Shah, who is also the party president, at his residence, party insiders were quoted as saying.
“There is need to form the government in Maharashtra at the earliest. I am sure, I am confident that the government will be formed,” Fadnavis told reporters after the meeting.
He later met BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav who was in charge of elections in Maharashtra.
Unlike the last assembly elections, the BJP and the Shiv Sena this time fought elections in alliance with each other. While the BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena bagged 56.
Reports suggest that Fadnavis officially met Shah to seek more help from the Centre for a package for Maharashtra’s farmers whose crops have been affected by unseasonal rains.
(With inputs from agencies)