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    Prithviraj best suited as Maharashtra CM: Deshmukh

    Former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh backed Prithviraj Chavan's selection as the new chief minister of the state, saying Chavan is "the best suited man for the job".

    "It is a good decision and I think he is the best person suited for you," said Deshmukh.

    Deshmukh, whose name was also initially doing the rounds, to succeed Ashok Chavan to the top job in the state spoke to CNN-IBN's Pallavi Ghosh.