Strong and stable government will be formed in Maharashtra soon: Sanjay Raut 

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut (File photo) Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 19, 2019, 12.23 PM (IST)

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that that a strong and stable government led by his party will be formed in Maharashtra soon.

Raut's comments came a day after his meeting with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad pawar. 

"A Shiv Sena-led government will be formed in Maharashtra soon. It will be a stable, strong and effective government. We want Uddhav Thackerey to lead the government," Raut was quoted as saying in a press conference. 

Raut said that his party will have the support of 170 MLAs in the assembly.

"Shiv Sena is the largest party in the country. We have 18 MP and we are going to form a government in Maharashtra. We don't need anyone's interference. We will have the support of 170 MLAs on the floor," Raut said.

He said that there is a consensus across party lines that the President's rule should end in the state.

"I talked about the formation of government in the meeting with NCP leader Sharad Pawar yesterday. There is a consensus across party lines be it Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress or BJP that a government should be formed in the state," he noted.

Raut met Pawar at his residence hours after the NCP chief met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.

President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra after parties failed to form a government.

(With inputs from ANI)