Maharashtra power tussle: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, senior party leaders to meet governor today over govt formation

  • Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut along with other senior party leaders is scheduled to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday at 5 pm.

  • While the BJP is firm on their stand that Devendra Fadnavis will become the next chief minister of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena is seeking an equal term for chief minister's post.

  • Raut has also said that he will meet the governor tomorrow and request him to invite the single largest party to form the government in Maharashtra.

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut along with other senior party leaders is scheduled to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday at 5 pm.

"Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, along with other senior party leaders, is scheduled to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at 5 pm tomorrow," the office of Maharashtra Governor told ANI on Sunday.

 Maharashtra power tussle: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, senior party leaders to meet governor today over govt formation

Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut. Image courtesy: IBN live

Raut has also said that he will meet the Governor tomorrow and request him to invite the single largest party to form the government in Maharashtra.

The development comes at a time when the BJP and the Shiv Sena are engaged in a bitter tug-of-war over the equal distribution of Cabinet portfolios and the term of chief minister's post for 2.5 years each.

While the BJP is firm on their stand that Devendra Fadnavis will become the next chief minister of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena is seeking an equal term for chief minister's post.

Earlier on Monday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar said that Raut dropped a text message to him.

"This is the first time after elections that he has contacted me. I do not know why he messaged me. His message reads 'Jai Maharashtra Saheb, I am Sanjay Raut'. I will call him in a while to know about it," Pawar had said.

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats in Maharashtra polls while the Shiv Sena has got 56 seats in the 288-member assembly.

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Updated Date: Nov 04, 2019 09:13:29 IST