Rudy, however said that talks with Shiv Sena are on for a possible tie-up in Maharashtra.

BJP and Shiv Sena have parted ways over seat sharing just before the Assembly elections in Maharashtra breaking the 25-year-old Mahayuti (grand alliance) in state.

All the four major parties in Maharashtra—BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and the NCP-- have contested the Assembly elections alone. BJP has emerged as single largest party by winning 122 seats in 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.

One legislator died early Monday, reducing the party's strength to 121. Besides, it has the support of one pre-poll ally Rashtriya Samaj Paksha.

The Shiv Sena, with 63 MLAs, has offered support while NCP has announced that it will abstain from the vote of confidence ensuring a smooth sailing for the new government in the state.

The BJP MLAs on Tuesday selected state party chief Devendra Fadnavis as the next Maharashtra Chief Minister.

The swearing-in of BJP's first Chief Minister in Maharashtra will be held at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.  It will be a lavish affair with about 40,000 guests including Prime Minister Narendra Modi is schedule to attend the ceremony.

For the first time swearing-in will be held at the famous cricket ground. In 1995, when BJP came to power in alliance with Shiv Sena, swearing-in had been held at Shivaji Park.

Apart from the formal ceremony, there will be a musical programme by Ashok Hande's group. Celebrities from various walks of life including Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan have been invited, apart from Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states, leaders of opposition in the non-BJP ruled states and all the newly elected MLAs in Maharashtra.

BJP has roped in noted art director Nitin Desai to design the stage decor which will have giant lotus cutouts and boats.

Mumbai BJP general secretary Atul Shah said the theme of the programme was inspired by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's statement in 1980 that he would like to see `the lotus' (BJP's symbol) bloom on Mumbai seafront.

Shah said the seating capacity of the stadium is about 40 to 45 thousand.

"The state protocol department will send out about 2,500 invites while we will send the rest," he added.

Desai said that the programme will last two hours.

"The stage, with seating capacity of 200, will be semi-circular, to align with the stadium's outline. A LED screen has been installed to ensure that everyone present gets a view. It will be a modern and hi-tech stage which will also highlight the ancient culture of the state. There will be depiction of Shivaji Maharaj's coronation as well," he said.

Desai added that he had held discussions with CM-designate Devendra Fadnavis and senior leaders Vinod Tawde and Ashish Shelar, and accordingly vision of the new government will also be highlighted.

Care has been taken to ensure that there is no damage to the cricket ground, Desai asserted.

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