Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut on Tuesday reiterated that the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra would be from his party. Eleven days after assembly election results were announced, Sena and its ally BJP continue to squabble over sharing the CM’s position and 50:50 allocation of portfolios.
According to a report of news agency ANI, the Maharashtra chief minister will be from Shiv Sena only. The face and politics of Maharashtra is changing, you will see. Raut said, “What you call hungama (commotion) is not hungama, but the fight for justice and rights, victory will be ours.”
The BJP won 105 seats followed by the Shiv Sena at 56, the NCP 54 and the Congress 44. The majority mark is 145. Independents and smaller parties won 29 seats.
Monday witnessed hectic discussion in the BJP camp too with incumbent chief minister Devendra Fadnavis meeting Union home minister Amit Shah after which Fadnavis said, “There is a need to form the government in Maharashtra at the earliest… I am sure, I am confident that the government will be formed.”
The deadline for government formation is November 9, when the term of the current legislative assembly expires. If no government is in place by the end of the tenure of the current assembly, President’s Rule could be imposed in the state.