The next Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena: Sanjay Raut

MUMBAI: Amid the stalemate over government formation in, senior Shiv Sena On Tuesday, the leader reiterated that the next state prime minister will be from his party.

He said Maharashtra's policy was changing and that his party would win in his fight for justice.

The decision on Maharashtra will be taken in Maharashtra, the chief minister will be from the Shiv Sena, Raut told reporters here.

Amid reports of the Shiv Sena making friendly overtures to the NCP, Raut said Sharad Pawar will not be the next chief minister of the state.

Maharashtra's policy is changing ... in our fight for justice, we will win, said the member.

The BJP and Shiv Sena are locked in a bitter tussle over the issue of chief minister's post, resulting in a stalemate in government formation despite results of the assembly polls on October 24 giving the alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288-member House.

In the polls, the BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena -56, NCP-54 and Congress-44.