BJP ‘increases’ tally to 138 MLAs
BJP ‘increases’ tally to 138 MLAs, The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties.
May run a minority government
Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state.
BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event of the floor test, the party will have the requisite numbers. The BJP has won 123 out of 288 seats in the state Assembly polls.
Even as close-door party meetings continue over the choice of CM candidate, former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has pitched for Nitin Gadkari for the post.
"We are surprised that Gadkari has said he doesn't want to be in the state. We all demand, infact, the party here in Maharashtra wants Gadkari to be CM," Mungantiwar said.
At least 40 newly elected BJP MLAs are at Gadkari's residence in Nagpur demanding they want to see Gadkari as new Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He added that the current state party chief Devendra Fadnavis - who is also considered the frontrunner for the post - also wants Gadkari to become the CM.