Maharashtra: Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut claims support of 170 MLAs

Shiv Sena on Sunday clamied that it has enough support in the state Assembly to form the government in the state.

While speaking to reporters, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party has the support of more than 170 MLAs in Maharashtra and the figure could even reach 175.

Soon after the Assembly election results, alliance partners Shiv Sena and the BJP have come at loggerheads regarding the much talked about 50-50 formula for power sharing in the state which according to Sena chief that the two had talked about before the election earlier this year. However, the BJP is not ready to accept the 50-50 formula.

Incumbent Chief Minister had said that the Sena was not promised the Chief Minister’s post for two-and-a-half-years when the alliance was formalised before the Lok Sabha polls.

“I will be Maharashtra Chief Minister for another five years,” Fadnavis had said.

The two parties have been engaged in a bitter tussle over the Chief Minister’s position post elections results.