Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked Shiv Sena to indicate "willingness and ability" to form government in the state hours after the BJP gave him a negative response on the matter. Earlier this evening, the party said it would not stake claim to form government. "If the Shiv Sena wants to insult the mandate of the people and form government with the support of the NCP and Congress, they have our best wishes," the BJP said. Minutes later, Sena's Sanjay Raut said the state will have a Sena Chief Minister "at any cost". Without spelling anything out, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party said it would "support a stable government".