BJP decides not to form govt in Maharashtra | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:49 AM, November 12, 2019

BJP decides not to form govt in Maharashtra

In a setback, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in the western state of Maharashtra - the country’s richest - leaving opposition groups scrambling yesterday to cobble together an alliance. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest part in a state election in Maharashtra last month, and was expected to comfortably retain power with the help of its regional ally, the Shiv Sena. But in-fighting between the BJP and the Shiv Sena has culminated in the allies parting ways, dealing the first major political blow to Modi’s ruling party since it retained power with a landslide mandate in a May general election.

 

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