Mumbai, November 15: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday reiterated that Maharashtra Chief Minister will be from the Shiv Sena party only. At a press conference held today in the city, Raut was asked by reporters whether the Sena CM will rule for five or two and a half years. Raut replied by saying that he wants a Shiv Sena CM to rule for the next 25 years. According to an ANI tweet, he was quoted saying, "Hum toh chahte hain aane wale 25 saal tak Shiv Sena ka CM rahe, aap 5 saal ki baat kyun karte ho."
Amid the political stalemate in Maharashtra, a draft for the Common Minimum Program (CMP) was prepared on Thursday in a meeting held between the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress leaders. Raut on Friday said that the Common Minimum Programme will be in the interest of the people in the state. Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress Hold First Joint Meeting, Common Minimum Programme Final Draft Sent to Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar And Uddhav Thackeray For Approval.
The draft prepared will now be sent to Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar And Uddhav Thackeray for their approval. Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said that final decision would be taken by the high commands. Raut was recently admitted to Lilavati Hospital for an angioplasty after complaining of chest pain.
Check ANI tweet:
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on being asked 'if Shiv Sena CM will be for 5 years or CM will be for 2.5 years each from NCP and Shiv Sena?': Hum toh chahte hain aane wale 25 saal tak Shiv Sena ka CM rahe, aap 5 saal ki baat kyun karte ho. pic.twitter.com/ZH69LUDoTG
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2019
The state is currently under the President’s Rule since November 12 as no political party was able to form the government. In the 288-member assembly, the BJP emerged as the single largest party winning 105 seats, while its longtime ally, Shiv Sena bagged 56 seats. Shiv Sena refused to give its support to BJP after the saffron party rejected the Thackeray-led party’s demand for equal power-sharing including the Chief Minister post for 2.5 years.