Maharashtra impasse: Shiv Sena's Raut may meet Congress leaders in Delhi on Monday

Congress has officially said that they are watching the development closely but did not divulge their plan.

Published: 10th November 2019 11:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2019 11:39 PM   |  A+A-

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut (File Photo| IANS)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Amid suspense on government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut is likely to meet top Congress leaders here on Monday to seek support for his party-led government in the state.

However, it was not clear if he will meet the party's interim president Sonia Gandhi as yet. Top Congress sources say that Raut has not sought any meeting with her, but she can meet the Sena leader.

Earlier, Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshiyari invited the Sena, the second-largest party in the new Assembly, to show indicate its willingness and ability to form the government after the BJP, which was summoned first, expressed its inability, citing their lack of numbers.

Congress has officially said that they are watching the development closely but did not divulge their plan. It has been also maintained that any talks will only be initiated if the Sena leaves the NDA officially.

A party meet at Jaipur, where the Congress has brought up its MLAs from the state, fearing poaching attempts, have empowered Gandhi to take a decision on the issue. A majority of the MLAs are keen to support any non-BJP formation.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp