Sanjay Raut once again emphasizes Shiva Sena's claim in the CM post

MUMBAI: Sanjay Raut said Saturday that his party's demand for the post of prime minister was valid, and that the basis for sharing power with the BJP must be the pre-poll agreement and not the number of seats won.

Raut, executive editor of the Shiv Sena Saamana's spokesman has been the most vocal among Sena leaders by pressing his party's claim in first place.

The political impasse in the state continues after assembly election results were announced on October 24, with the victorious allies BJP and Shiv Sena bickering.

Government has to be formed as per what was agreed on (between the BJP and Shiv Sena before the polls) and not on the basis of which is the single largest party, Raut told a news channel.

His party has won 56 seats, against the total of 105 of the BJP in the Maharashtra assembly of 288 members.

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had resolved to make a Shiv Sainik (a Sena member) chief minister, and the time for that has come now, the Rajya Sabha MP said.

Shiv Sena has moved beyond portfolios in the state and at the Central level, or additional Legislative Council berths (as bargaining chips). We are talking about the chief minister's post, he said. Raut again stresses Sena's claim on CM post