How did the events pan out throughout the day? Here's a quick roundup:
After the Governor asked BJP whether it was willing to form the government in Maharashtra on November 9, the BJP held its core committee meet in the morning to deliberate upon the issue.
A second meeting was held later in the day today, after which senior BJP leaders, including caretaker CM Devendra Fadnavis, headed to Raj Bhavan and conveyed the BJP's inability to form the government in the state.
BJP chief Chandrakant Patil blamed the party's pre-poll ally, Sena, for disrespecting the mandate of the people. During his press briefing, Patil had wished Sena luck if it decides to go with the NCP and Congress.
The Governor asks Shiv Sena, as the second largest party, to indicate willingness to form the government.