After the government formation, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) will have to prove its numbers through a trust vote that will be passed in the Maharashtra Assembly. 

The MVA government is likely to convene a special session of the Maharashtra Legislature in the next few days. 

While staking claim with Governor BS Koshyari, the three-party alliance had submitted letters of support of 166 MLAs. The Governor has given the MVA seven days, till December 3, to submit proof of the support. 

The MVA plans to pass the trust vote by convening a special session in the next couple of days. In the wake of an attempt of a split in the NCP, leaders from the three parties are treading cautiously.

“We may ask for a trust vote first before the election of the Speaker to avoid any risk,” said a Congress leader. The session could be held on Saturday or Monday, he said.

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is expected to take charge of his office at Mantralaya on Friday and also allocate portfolios to the ministers on Thursday or Friday.

The three parties have 12 to 15 ministerial berths for which they will have to pick legislators to maintain the balance between different regions and castes. They will also have to use a mix of experienced ministers and young blood.