Reportedly Raut, who is a senior shiv sena leader and a rajya sabha mp, on thursday also slammed the bjp over various issues regarding the ongoing stalemate. Meanwhile he accused the party of delaying the process of government formation and creating a situation for the imposition of President’s rule. When addressing a press conference, Raut, who has become the public voice of the party’s new-found belligerence during the last fortnight, said, “Threats and blackmailing won’t work now.”
Furthermore he added that the bjp should make a declaration if it is unable to form the government and then the shiv sena will take further steps.
Perhaps stating the Shiv Sena’s demand for sharing the chief minister’s post, he said the state’s chief minister will be from the uddhav thackeray led party only.
Moreover Raut also criticized state minister and bjp leader Sudhir Mungantiwar for saying that chief minister devendra fadnavis is “like a Shiv Sainik”. “If you think you are from the shiv sena, behave like a member of the party. For the shiv sena, the given word is very important. For us it is like ‘pran jaaye par vachan na jaaye’ (promise has greater value than life). The bjp should show it has 145 MLAs in its support and form the government”. Raut said ‘He also expressed confidence that MLAs of the Sena, and the Opposition congress and ncp “would not cross sides”.