A Shiv Sena leader also denied that the party's MLAs were being shifted to a hotel in Mumbai, amid fear of them switching sides
Shiv Sena Members of Legislative (MLAs), on November 7, authorised their party chief Uddhav Thackeray to take a "final decision" on government formation in Maharashtra.
Thackeray chaired a meeting of all party legislators at his residence 'Matoshree' in Bandra, Mumbai.
The MLAs also reiterated that the formula of "equal sharing of posts and responsibilities" agreed upon before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections should be implemented.
"The Sena MLAs passed a resolution authorising Uddhav ji to take a final decision regarding government formation," party legislator Shambhuraje Desai was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.
Desai denied that the Sena legislators will be shifted to a hotel in Mumbai, amid fear of them switching sides.
Even two weeks after the Assembly election result, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena are locked in a tussle over the chief minister's post.
The Sena has maintained that in February, before the Lok Sabha polls, it was decided that there will be equal sharing of posts and responsibilities between the party and the BJP.
The saffron alliance combined has won 161 seats, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288-member House. BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44.
A BJP delegation will be meeting Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. However, BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said his party would not stake claim on November 7 to form government in the state.(With inputs from PTI)Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.