Giving a categorical view of Sena's perception over the patch up of the Mahayuti alliance in Maharashtra, party MP Sanjay Raut said, "We met Uddhav Thackeray ji and discussed the future course of action with him. The wait is over now, just one more day. We will announce our decision tomorrow."

Also present in the conference were senior Sena leaders Liladhar Dahake, Manohar Joshi, Diwakar Raote, Ramdas Kadam, Gajanan Kirtikar and Subhash Desai.

Sena sources said Uddhav himself will announce the party's 'final stand'.

"Discussions are on within the party. Uddhavji will take a final call (on whether to join the BJP-led ministry)," Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe told reporters earlier in the day outside Uddhav's residence 'Matoshree'.

According to reports both BJP and Shiv Sena leaders had made conciliatory noises after Fadnavis, backed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah, was elected leader of the Legislature Party.

Talks between the two saffron parties for a tie-up were not formally on and sources in BJP had said negotiations will resume only after the new government was sworn in.
However, a central BJP leader, when quizzed if there was any breakthrough in discussions with Sena on the latter's joining the government, said talks would resume only after the oath- taking ceremony on October 31.

"No talks (with Shiv Sena) are currently underway. Our whole focus is on making October 31 a grand success. We will resume talks only post that," he told said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Both parties had on Wednesday shown signs of a rapprochement with Shiv Sena MP and spokesman Sanjay Raut saying, "The blood group of BJP and Shiv Sena is the same."

He had rubbished media reports that Sena was demanding deputy chief minister's post and some key portfolios as pre-condition for a reunion between the former saffron allies.

BJP leadership has been insisting that Sena should join the government but without any pre-conditions.

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