Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said the party is one step away from forming the government in Maharashtra if the BJP fails to do so.
Amid no end to deadlock over power-sharing with its ally BJP over the formation of the next government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the party is all set to form the government in the state if the BJP fails to do so.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, speaking exclusively to India Today TV, declared that they have the support of people to attain the magical number — 145.
“If BJP fails to form the government, Shiv Sena will give a magical figure of 145. Shiv Sena is very capable of forming the government. We are ready. We have the support letter of people who are ready to help us to form the government. We will take it to the Governor if BJP fails to form a government,” Sanjay Raut said.
Sanjay Raut assured that the Shiv Sena is one step away from forming the government in Maharashtra, adding that he is not just making these statements for the sake of it.
“We have the majority. Mein hawa mein nahi bol raha. (I am not simply making statements). Look at this document — everything is ready. I will just say that we have the figure,” Sanjay Raut told India Today TV.
‘First, let BJP get chance’
Sena’s Sanjay Raut, however, said the BJP should get an opportunity to form the government first as they are are the single largest party. The BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats while the Sena emerged victorious on 56 seats. The total strength of the Maharashtra assembly is 288.
“First of all, BJP is the largest party, they should get the opportunity to form the government first. They took so many people from Congress and NCP and with them, they went till 105. They have ED and Governor house to get the magical figure of 145. Today, they are threatening President’s rule,” Sanjay Raut said.
Blaming the BJP for failing to form government till now, Sanjay Raut said: “There is a lot of delay in the formation of the government. BJP has the list of newly elected MLAs and they have to submit the list to the Governor. We also have doubts as to why are they not going ahead with it. It seems that BJP has failed to form the government.”
Sanjay Raut also went on to say that the Governor should have taken “suo moto action” till now in Maharashtra government formation.
“Here, the Governor has full rights to find ways to form a government. The Governor should have taken suo moto action which too is not happening right. We are very much concerned,” Sanjay Raut said.