Earlier in the day, Sharad Pawar's meeting with Sonia Gandhi lasted nearly 50 minutes
When asked if the NCP and the Congress are indeed backing Sena, Pawar said they are "with everyone".
Congress and NCP leaders have held a series of meetings in the last few days to finalise modalities for a Sena-led government in Maharashtra.
NCP's Sharad Pawar is expected to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on November 18, to discuss government formation in Maharashtra
Unseasonal rains in Maharashtra have damaged crops on 70 lakh hectares of land, State Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had said a couple of days earlier.
Measures like a complete loan waiver for farmers were reportedly discussed ahead of finalising the draft Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the three parties.
Politics in Maharashtra took an unexpected turn after the Shiv Sena walked away from its longtime ally BJP over sharing the chief ministerial post after Assembly results were declared on October 24.
NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik made the remarks a day after Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said his party will soon form the government and claimed it can count on the support of 119 MLAs, including Independents, in the 288-member Assembly.
They have already prepared a draft common minimum programme (CMP).
The former Union Agriculture Minister was addressing a press conference after visiting the farmers affected by unseasonal rains in Vidarbha.
Asked whether the Sena will share the CM's post on a rotational basis in the next dispensation, Raut said: "Shiv Sena will provide leadership to the state no matter who tries best to stop it."
A report prepared by the Aurangabad divisional commissioner's office said that unseasonal rains affected 44,33,549 farmers, ruining crops over 41,49,175 hectares of land in eight districts.
The Sena alleged that protocol was not followed when it went to the Raj Bhawan to seek more time to stake claim for government formation
Updates of the political crisis in Maharashtra. The state is under President's Rule. Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena are in huddle over government formation
Modalities of Congress and NCP supporting Sena at the municipal corporation level have not been discussed yet
Raut visited the Lilavati Hospital on November 11 evening after he complained of mild chest pain.
The Shiv Sena had, on November 12, moved the apex court challenging the Maharashtra Governor's decision but failed to get an urgent hearing in the matter
Raut, who underwent an angioplasty procedure on November 11, has been tweeting from his hospital bed over the current political situation in Maharashtra
Without taking names, the Shiv Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', said those talking about ethics in politics are currently the "most disruptive"
Updates of the political crisis in Maharashtra. President's Rule was imposed in the state yesterday. Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena are in huddle over government formation
The press conference was attended by Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge and K C Veugopal, deputed by the party president Sonia Gandhi to hold further talks with the NCP on the issue.
Sena legislators told Thackeray they would abide by whatever decision he takes, Bhaskar Jadhav, one of the MLA- elects, told reporters after the meeting.
President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra on November 12 evening amid a stalemate over government formation after the assembly polls last month.
On November 12, Governor BK Koshyari sent a report to the Centre, recommending President's rule in the state which is facing a political impasse since the Assembly poll results of October 24.
The NCP, which was invited to form the government in the state on November 11, was asked to stake claim today by 08:30 pm. However, reports have suggested that the party too sought an extension from the Governor.