Rejecting the news of a dead-lock, Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut said that a Sena-led coalition would soon take power in Maharashtra.
His comment came soon after his meeting with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. Sanjay Raut met Sharad Pawar whose meeting with Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was over.
Although Mr Raut did not let on much about the discussions, he expressed confidence that a Sena-led coalition would soon take power in Maharashtra, which has been under President's Rule for a week.
Mr Raut later told reporters that he had met Sharad Pawar to discuss agricultural problems, among other issues. "Sharad Pawar is a senior leader and a former Union Agriculture Minister. So I asked him to lead a delegation of leaders to meet the Prime Minister and apprise him of farmers' woes in the country," news agency PTI quoted him as saying.
He parried questions on the talks for government formation in Maharashtra, only saying that the state will soon get a "Sena-led government".