Koshyari asked Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde to indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra.
This comes after the Bharatiya Janata Party, earlier in the day, decided not to be part of government formation in Maharashtra.
BJP Maharashtra unit chief announced the same after meeting Koshyari today.
"BJP, Shiv Sena, RPI, and other parties formed the coalition before the assembly polls. People have given the mandate to our alliance to form the government. And that is why the Governor invited us. But the Shiv Sena has not shown interest in forming the government. So now we will not form the government. We have conveyed this to the Governor," he said as reported by news agency ANI.
Office of Maharashtra Governor: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today asked the leader of elected members of the second largest party, the Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde to indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra. pic.twitter.com/bdfKgHPj45