Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence on Monday as the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Shiv Sena continue their tussle over government formation in the state.
Fadnavis reached on Monday morning to meet Shah, also the BJP president, party insiders said.
The meeting was held at Shah's residence.
Speaking to mediapersons after the meeting, Fadnavis said, "I don't want to comment on anything anyone is saying on new government formation. All I want to say is that Maharashtra needs a new government as soon as possible and it will be formed soon, I am confident."
"I had gone to meet the home minister requesting assistance. I have submitted him the preliminary estimates and he has talked to the relevant officials," Said Fadnavis.
"We have also asked them to hold a meeting with the insurance companies so that the companies can help the farmers with the disaster that they have faced during the rains and he (Amit Shah) has agreed to it," he added.
Unlike the last assembly elections, the BJP and the Shiv Sena this time fought elections in alliance with each other. The BJP won 105 seats and the Shiv Sena 56.
The two parties are caught in a stalemate over the chief minister's post, with the Sena demanding an equal division of the top post's tenure and the BJP rejecting it.
However, officially Fadnavis met Shah to seek more help from the centre for a package for Maharashtra's farmers whose crops have been affected by unseasonal rains.
With inputs from ANI