Next Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that the next chief minister of Maharashtra would be from his party only.

“The face and politics of Maharashtra is changing, you will see, victory will be ours,” Raut said.

On Monday Sharad Pawar met Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. According to the sources, the NCP is mulling over stitching up an alliance with the Shiv Sena.

The BJP won 105 seats. Shiv Sena at 56, the NCP 54 and the Congress 44. The majority mark is 145. Others have registered 29 seats.

Devendra Fadnavis yesterday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi, amid the continuing impasse over government formation in Maharashtra.

The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena combine won state elections but the two alliance partners have not been able to decide on forming the government.

However, sources said the meeting between Fadnavis and Shah was to draw former’s attention to the farmers’ woes in the Maharashtra due to unseasonal rains.

Fadvanis had also said that his discussions with Shah were on crop destruction in the state.

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.