"My request is that if only those who are official interlocutors talk (to media), then the process will move ahead," Fadnavis told reporters.

"See, it is like this. If you ask those who come to talk with us, you will know if there is a proposal or not," the Chief Minister said, referring to claims by some in Sena that there was no "concrete proposal" from BJP on Sena's participation in the state government.

Fadnavis, who held meeting with Sena leaders here last night, expressed confidence that a positive outcome would emerge out of the talks.

Two days after BJP formally resumed talks with Sena on the issue of joining the government, Sena leader Ramdas Kadam yesterday accused the estranged ally of "fooling" his party by purposefully dragging on power-sharing deliberations.

Kadam also alleged that BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who is the Revenue Minister, was trying hard to "topple" the Fadnavis government as he was not made the Chief Minister of the state.  

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