Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat shouldn't be linked to the government formation moves in Maharashtra.
The BJP leader also ruled out his returning to the state to assume the top job.
When asked if he, too, was in contention for the CM post, Gadkari, according to IANS, said: "I am in Delhi... There is no question of my returning to state politics. The political crisis in the state will be resolved soon."
"Devendra Fadnavis will head the new government," he said, adding a decision will be taken soon to resolve the impasse over government formation in his home state.
"It won't be appropriate to link the RSS chief to the goings-on (over government formation)," he said.
The BJP and Shiv Sena have got people's mandate to form the new government, Gadkari said.
(With inputs from agencies)