As per the arrangement, 38 seats will be left for allies to contest, he tweeted. Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
In a setback for the NCP, several senior party leaders recently joined the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
Ghodmare, who had represented Hingana constituency in Nagpur district, made the formal crossover at the residence of Pawar in Mumbai, a party statement said.
While leaders of BJP and Shiv Sena had indicated that was all was well between the two parties, reports suggested the latter demanded the chief minister's post.
Jadhav, who represented Guhagar constituency, was part of the Sena before joining the NCP in 2004.
In 2014, when they contested the state polls separately (and joined hands later), the BJP had won 122 seats and the Shiv Sena 63.
Ex-minister Bhaskar Jadhav to join Shiv Sena while senior leader Ganesh Naik will join BJP
Maurya based his optimism on the state natives' understanding and the realisation that Modi and state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis "need each other".
State president of the AIMIM, Imtiyaz Jaleel, said though their strength is being undermined by the VBA, they have decided to wait for some time before taking a final call about the alliance.
State Assembly polls are likely to be held in September-October and several leaders from the Congress and the National Congress Party have made a beeline for the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
In the first phase of her campaign, Sule will cover Ahmednagar, Solapur, Jalgaon, Nashik, Nagpur and Thane districts till August 31, the statement said.
The interviews will be held between August 19-21 for aspirants from Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, it said.
Top leaders of the Congress, NCP, MNS and other smaller parties alleged that there were many discrepancies in the EVMs in the last Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP might field the four MLAs in the Assembly elections due in September-October, depending on how the seat-sharing deal between the party and its ally Shiv Sena shapes up.
A Shiv Sena worker has put up banners opposite party headquarters and other places across the city opposing the probable induction of senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal.