They have received a message from Sanjay Raut, says Ajit Pawar fueling speculations in Maharashtra's politics

MUMBAI: in the midst of a power-sharing fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena In, (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar said Sunday that Sena has contacted him and will respond soon.

While talking to the media in Mumbai, he said: I received a message from Sanjay Raut a while ago. I was in a meeting, so I couldn't answer. This is the first time after the elections he contacted me, I don't know why he sent me a message. I will call you in a moment.

In the morning, NCP leader Nawab Malik had hinted at lending support to Sena in Maharashtra saying, it is up to the Shiv Sena to decide whether it wishes to do politics with respect or wants to face insult as it did in the past five years .

The current mandate of the Maharashtra government ends on November 8. The state minister had previously said that the state could go to the president's government if the government is not formed before November 7.

The BJP emerged as the largest party by winning 105 seats, while the Seine emerged victorious in 56 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly.