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Maharashtra polls: BJP MLAs to meet on October 28 to elect leader

The meeting to elect the Legislature Party Leader and the Chief Minister designate will be held at 11 am at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.

Updated:October 26, 2014, 6:41 PM IST
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Maharashtra polls: BJP MLAs to meet on October 28 to elect leader
The meeting to elect the Legislature Party Leader and the Chief Minister designate will be held at 11 am at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP Legislature Party will meet on Tuesday to elect their leader, paving the way for him to meet Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and stake claim to form the government.

The meeting to elect the Legislature Party Leader and the Chief Minister designate will be held at 11 am at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday (October 28), senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse told reporters in Mumbai on Sunday.

Earlier, Khadse, Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis and senior BJP leader Vinod Tawde had met to discuss preparations for government formation. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP in-charge of Maharashtra J P Nadda would attend Tuesday's meeting as observers.

The BJP legislature party leader would meet Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to stake claim to form the state government, he said.

"We will prove our majority in the house if the Governor desires," he said.

BJP, which has emerged as the single largest party in the elections held for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, winning 122 seats, has already been offered unconditional outside support by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) which won 41 seats.

With its 63 MLAs, Shiv Sena is the second largest party in the House.

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