Mumbai, Nov 1 : After farmer slapped the political parties for not forming the government in time, Sanjay Raut threatened BJP , saying the people of Maharashtra want a Chief Minister from the Shiv Sena after his meeting with Sharad Pawar, whose NCP placed third in the Maharashtra election with 54 seats.Negotiations have gathered momentum to form government as SHiv Sena hinted at allying with NCP and Congress.
Senior Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) leaders Balasaheb Thorat, Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Vijay N Wadettiwar, Manikrao Thakre are set to meet Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi today.
Pointing to having alternative political equations in Maharashtra, Sanjay Raut said, “If Shiv Sena decides, it’ll get the required numbers to form stable government in the state. People have given mandate to form government on basis of 50-50 formula that was reached in front of people of Maharashtra.They want Chief Minister from Shiv Sena.”
” There is no ultimatum to the BJP. They are big people,” said the Rajya Sabha MP.
Raut posted a tweet to rub it in. “Sahib, don’t feed your arrogance…many Alexanders have drowned in the ocean of time…,” read the tweet, roughly translated from Hindi.
The Shiv Sena is adamant on its demand for an equal shot at the Chief Minister’s post in what its chief Uddhav Thackeray calls a “50:50” deal discussed with the BJP earlier this year, before the national election.
The BJP won 105 of the state’s 288 seats and the Sena finished with 56. Together, they are comfortably past the 145-majority mark.