On Diwali day, Kaur, her husband and their baby met Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and extended their support. Devendra Fadnavis, who has fallen short of the majority, wants to get as many independents and small parties on his side. At least 15 BJP rebels have won and they are now being wooed. Already, Meera Bhayandar MLA Geetha Jain, who was a rebel BJP candidate, and Rajendra Raut, another independent MLA, extended their support to Fadnavis.
The BJP now faces challenges from its friend-cum-foe Shiv Sena, which is demanding that Aditya Thackeray be made CM for two-and-a-half years. The BJP, which has won over 102 seats, feels that by giving in to Shiv Sena's demands, it will only weaken itself. It has so far not agreed to Shiv Senaâ€™s demands.