However, while BJP's victory was being hailed all over, the Sena, reports suggest, played its last and most effective card to make sure they get the next best deal after the CM's post.
Veteran legislator Ganpatrao Deshmukh on Sunday created history by winning his 11th Assembly election.
Hailing BJP's assembly election victories in Maharashtra and Haryana, Telangana BJP leaders today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and party units in both the states.
The vote share of BJP in Maharashtra Assembly elections doubled compared to that in 2009 to help catapult its tally from 46 to 122 seats in a five-cornered contest and it was also marginally higher than it got in the May Lok Sabha polls.
Many B-towners went to cast their votes early morning to avoid the crowds at polling booths. Here are the photos of the celebs who flaunted their inked fingers.
Salman Khan's voting appeal to his fans was quite cool as the actor asked them to chose their leader the same way they select their girlfriends.
The deadlock has left smaller allies of 'Mahayuti', a mega-alliance led by Sena and BJP, restive with one of them threatening to walk out and contest the polls alone.
"We are doing all we can to keep the alliance intact. It is a bond of 25 years," the BJP said.
State BJP president Devendra Fadnavis said his party had given a proposal to Shiv Sena on distribution of seats and hoped there would be a positive response to it.
The combine at the end, will stay together in all likelihood as they are not about to let go of what will be their best chance to come to power in the state after 15 years.
Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will contest the forthcoming elections on its own without forging any alliance, a senior party leader said on Sunday.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray also said he was not dreaming of the CM's post, but would not shy away from the responsibility.
Even as the rift between Congress and NCP on the issue of seat-sharing for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections remained wide open, state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today sought to play down differences between the two coalition partners.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi should show "leadership" to resolve the power crisis in the country or else shoulder complete responsibility for any breakdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said in Mumbai on Sunday.
Seeking to put aside speculation about a rift over Maharashtra assembly poll seat-sharing in Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, BJP president Amit Shah met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on Thursday night.
The elimination of the Matoshree visit, which was once an integral item on BJP leaders' Mumbai agenda is actually one more symbol of a new era in the BJP, and the passing of the Vajpayee-Advani style.
The NCP today said that seat sharing talks with Congress as well as finalisation of candidates is expected to be completed by 9 September.
While the Dahi Handi festival in Mumbai has been much politicised in last few years, political leaders have been trying hard to score brownie points under the guise of human pyramids.
Reiterating its staunch opposition to the demand for creation of a separate Vidarbha state, Shiv Sena on Thursday said there is no substance left in the demand and accused "those seeking to divide states of trying to split the country."
In a significant move, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan, two known detractors of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, were on Wednesday made chairmen of the Campaign and Coordination committees respectively by the AICC in poll-bound Maharashtra.