Sena will have its CM in Maharashtra at any cost: Sanjay Raut
After the BJP announced that it would not form the government in Maharashtra, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the party would install its chief minister at any cost.
'Maharashtra will have Sena's chief minister at any cost. Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday informed the party MLAs that Sena will have its chief minister,' Raut told reporters.
The BJP on Sunday announced that it would not form government in Maharashtra in view of the ally Shiv Sena's stand to not join them in the efforts.
'How will BJP have its chief minister when they are not staking a claim to form the government,' Raut said.
Meanwhile, the Congress in Maharashtra has said it does not want President's rule in the state, which is in the midst of a political crisis in view of the BJP's announcement.
Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan said the newly-elected MLAs of the party will seek advice from the high-command over its political stand in the state.
'We are in Jaipur. We will discuss the issue here and seek advice for the future political stand. The party doesn't want President's rule in the state,' he told reporters.
Chavan said he was in favour of forming a stable government in Maharashtra.