Fadnavis met Union Minister Gadkari yesterday, whose name had been floated by several BJP MLAs for the top state job. After the meeting, Gadkari said that he was happy in Delhi and he doesn’t want to return to state politics.
His candidature had been put in doubt after a group of BJP legislators demanded Gadkari to be made the CM and the minister himself made remarks, saying he would go by the party’s decision. But, later Nitin Gadkari clarified that he was not keen on returning to Maharashtra politics.
The party is in talks with Shiv Sena, to form a coalition government but the process is taking time. The present talks are focusing on representation in the next government to be formed. It is believed that the deal may be finalized over the weekend.