MUMBAI, Oct 25 � The new BJP government in Maharashtra is likely to be sworn in on October 29 or 30, party sources said here today, reports PTI.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP�s central observer for election of the legislature party leader, is expected to arrive here on Monday and election is likely to take place the next day, a top BJP leader said here in an informal interaction with journalists.
Meanwhile, as back channel talks continued between the Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications today that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP�s outside support in keeping with the �sentiment� in the party.
�It (a coalition government) seems unlikely. The sentiment in BJP is that they want to go alone,� a top party leader told PTI. �All MLAs and grassroots workers are strictly against forming an alliance with Shiv Sena. There are high chances that the BJP will form governmet without Shiv Sena,� a senior state party leader said.
Many in the party, he said, were still peeved over personal attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah by Sena leaders, including its chief Uddhav Thackeray.
A section of BJP leaders, including state party chief Devendra Fadnavis and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Vinod Tawde met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport to discuss government formation.