Maharashtra: BJP MLAs to meet today, to elect CM

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Maha CM to be announced today
Mumbai, Oct 28: A day after the Shiv Sena agreed to support the BJP in Maharashtra, BJP MLAs are expected to meet today in Mumbai to finalise the name of the chief minister candidate.

BJP will hold the swearing-in ceremony on Oct 31. The ceremony will be held in the Wankhede Stadium and PM Narendra Modi is likely to attend the swearing- in ceremony.

Devendra Fadnavis has emerged as the frontrunner in the CM race. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is also a favourite for the CM post.

However no details of the Cabinet or key posts have been confirmed yet. If reports are to be believed then only 6-7 ministers will be taking the oath on Oct 31 along with the CM.

On Monday, Shiv Sena softened its stand on BJP and said that they were ready to support any BJP candidate as the chief minister. Sena in its mouthpiece Saamnaa praised Narendra Modi and said that  they  were ready to support any BJP candidate as the CM.

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