After rejecting Shiv Sena's request for more time to form government, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has now invited NCP, the third single largest party in the Assembly polls, to form government. The governor has given NCP 24 hours' time. Earlier, BJP, which was the single largest party, refused to form government over tensions with Shiv Sena.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray has said that he and his party leaders met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and expressed their willingness to form the government. "We asked him for two days' time but we weren't given time. Our claim wasn't denied but the time was. We'll continue to put in efforts to form government," he added.