Watching this political conundrum unfold brings to mind moments from the recently released film Joker.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena is demanding the post of Chief Minister for 2.5 years and 50:50 division of portfolios.
Sources said that the Raj Bhavan has made full preparations for the swearing-in of the new government.
On being asked about the delay in forming government in the state, Sanjay Raut took a jibe at Haryana Deputy Chief Minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala.
Mira-Bhayandar MLA Geeta Jain , who defeated sitting BJP MLA Narendra Mehta met CM Fadnavis at his official residence Varsha on Monday to vouch support to the party.
Pawar's remark comes even as Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met newly-elected MLAs here on Saturday.
On the day of the verdict, Aaditya Thackeray hardened Sena's stand, reminding the BJP of the 50:50 formula 'agreed-upon' between Amit Shah, Thackeray and Fadnavis ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The latest entrant to the Family Club Inc. is low-profile Congressman Dhiraj Deshmukh, the youngest son of late CM Vilasrao Deshmukh.
The Congress, NCP and all its allies together have bagged a significant chunk of 117 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.
The Congress won 44 seats in the polls for the 288- member Assembly, results of which were announced on Thursday.
In the 2014 elections, the Sena had won two seats and the BJP one in the district located adjoining Mumbai.
In Haryana, weeks before the polls, Kumari Selja replaced Ashok Tanwar as Congress' state chief.
For the NCP and Sharad Pawar, it was almost a prestige issue to capture the Satara parliamentary seat.
The NCP candidate, Sachin Dodke, who is also a corporator, is pitted against sitting BJP MLA from Khadakwasla Bhimrao Tapkir.
Voters in a village in Maharashtra's Satara ingeniously built a makeshift bridge of tractor-trolleys to reach the polling booth.