New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Playing down the long-prevailing suspense over the government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said that “all obstacles in the way of forming government in the state have been cleared and it would be a clear picture by tomorrow”.  

"All obstacles that were raised in the last 10-15 days have been cleared. By tomorrow you will know that all obstacles have been cleared," the Shiv Sena MP said today.

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The comments from the Sena leader comes prior to the meeting between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today over the farmer crisis in Maharashtra at the Parliament.

Sanjay Raut has also asserted that it is completely normal if two politicians discuss issues related to their state, and claimed he had requested Sharad Pawar to brief PM Modi about the current farmer’s crisis in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday denied commenting on the progress in the formation of government in Maharashtra. "No comments," Gandhi said in Parliament House.

While Sharad Pawar had also stayed non-committal on forming an alliance with the Shiv Sena after meeting Sonia Gandhi on Monday. He had even stated that the BJP and Shiv Sena should find their way together to form the government.

Sanjay Raut also commented on the meetings held between NCP and Congress and said, “there are certain internal processes of the different parties -- Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party, and Congress -- which are currently on. A Sena-Chief Minister-led government will assume office by the first week of December," he asserted, adding that there would be a "full stop" to the meetings soon.

The NCP and Congress have held many talks to clear out things and discussions were also held over the common minimum program (CMP) to bring the Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government in the state. However, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Maharashtra Coordination committee will meet in Delhi today, after which Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut will meet Sharad Pawar. 

Meanwhile, media reports have claimed that the BJP is trying to persuade the NCP by offering President post to Sharad Pawar. Responding to the reports Sanjay Raut said such theories were circulated by those who don't want to see a Shiv Sena government.

"In the Sena, the decision-making is faster as it comes from the top to bottom, in NCP, the chief sounds out the party on taking a certain decision democratically and takes a little longer. Congress has its own century-plus old traditions of arriving at any decision. The picture will start clearing from tomorrow," Raut said.

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The BJP (105) and Sena (56) together scored a comfortable majority in the Maharashtra election last month but fell out over Sena's demand for rotational chief minister post. After this, President’s rule was imposed in the state, after governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari recommended the President to impose the President’s rule. However, the Sena is confident of forming a government along with the NCP and Congress.

Posted By: Talib Khan