Days prior to the government formation deadline, Devendra Fadnavis meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

After the assembly election vote counting concluded on October 24, the two parties, Sena and BJP have been in a constant state of tussle over the latter's demand for a 50:50 power share

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Amid Maharashtra deadlock, just when the deadline for the government formation is around 72 hours away, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid a visit to Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of the BJP's ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Nagpur. This comes amidst the power tussle between BJP and its ally, Shiv Sena.

After the assembly election vote counting concluded on October 24, the two parties, Sena and BJP have been in a constant state of tussle over the latter's demand for a 50:50 power share. This means that translates to half the ministerial berths and a rotational system for the Chief Minister's post.

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But neither of the two has been ready for a climbdown. The Sena has asserted that though it accepted the BJP's conditions in 2014, it would not "blink first" this time.

Prior to Fadnavis' meeting, a Sena leader wrote to Mohan Bhagwat, asking him to intervene and resolve the deadlock, as BJP was not following "coalition dharma".  Along with this, Fadnavis had met Gadkari in Delhi yesterday after his meeting with BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

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When asked about the government formation in Maharashtra, Fadnavis refrained from commenting while stating that he will not speak on anything anyone is saying regarding new government formation in the state.

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