The race for the Chief Minister’s post in Maharashtra seems to be far from settled. Senior BJP leader ‘Natha Bhau’ (Eknath Khadse), too, has now thrown his hat into the ring saying that voters want a CM from North Maharashtra.
Khadse has claimed that Devendra Fadnavis, who has got strong backing from the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) top brass, is not the frontrunner for the CM’s post.
Back channel discussions are said to be underway with Shiv Sena on a possible tie-up in government formation. However, BJP sources said that nothing concrete has emerged yet.
The newly-elected BJP MLAs of Maharashtra will meet on Tuesday at 4 PM in Mumbai to choose the Legislature Party leader who would be the Chief Minister. According to BJP sources, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and senior party leader JP Nadda, who have been nominated as central observers to oversee the election process, will travel to Mumbai on Tuesday morning ahead of the scheduled meeting.