Shiv Sena will form govt: Raut

Maharashtra's next government will be led by the Shiv Sena and the common minimum programme (CMP) being worked out along with the Congress and the NCP ahead of its formation will be in the 'State's interest', said party spokesman Sanjay Raut today.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led saffron party will lead the government in Maharashtra for the next '25 years' and not just five years, claimed Raut while talking to reporters here.

The Rajya Sabha MP, who turned 58 today, was responding to questions on whether his party will share the Chief Minister's post with the NCP and the Congress, its allies in the prospective three-party government.

'Talks are on with the Congress and the NCP to work out a common minimum programme which will be in the interest of the State and its people,' he said.

'Whether it is a single party government or an alliance, an agenda for governance is necessary. There are infrastructure projects to be taken forward, and issues related to drought,unseasonal rains are to be tackled. Those coming with us are experienced administrators.

We will benefit from their experience,' he said.