Will declare strategy if no one else forms govt: Raut

Will declare strategy if no one else forms govt: Raut Mumbai, Nov 10 (PTI) Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut onSunday said his party would declare its next strategy once noone else is able to form government in Maharashtra.

Talking to reporters here, Raut said his partywelcomes the decision of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari toinvite the BJP to form government in the state.

'Now, with the governor's intervention, we hope thestate will get a government,' he said.

'The single largest party had to be called. We fail tounderstand why the BJP did not stake claim in 24 hours (afterresults) if it was confident that it had the majority,' theRajya Sabha member said.

On the Shiv Sena's future course of action, Raut said,'Let the picture be clear on the first step by governor. TheShiv Sena will declare its strategy if no one else is able toform the government.' He said Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will bemeeting the party MLAs at 12.30 pm on Sunday.

On posters put up by Sena workers near Thackeray'sresidence here demanding that he be the chief minister, Rautsaid, 'Uddhav Thackeray is the Shiv Sena leader and he willtake an appropriate decision at the right time. He has alreadysaid he will make a Shiv Sainikthe CM.' The BJP won 105 seats in the October 21 elections,while the majority mark in the 288-member Assembly is 145.

Its ally Shiv Sena has won 56 seats, but the twoparties are bickering over the chief minister's post. PTI NDMRGK GK