Mumbaim Nov 14: The three parties of Maharashtra viz Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP held a joint meeting to discuss issues between them for Common Minimum Programme on Thursday so that a coalition government can be formed.
After the joint meeting, Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said, “Common Minimum Programme was discussed in the meeting,a draft has been prepared. The draft will be sent to high command of three parties for discussion, final decision will be taken by high commands.”
The meeting was attended by Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil, NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and party’s chief spokesperson Nawab Malik, Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakare and Vijay Wadettiwar, and Shiv Sena leaders Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai.
This comes after the Shiv Sena alleged that imposition of President’s rule in Maharashtra was a “scripted act” and took a jibe at the governor, saying he has now given parties six months to form government.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena also said that former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is shedding “crocodile tears” over the imposition of President’s rule as power is still indirectly in the hands of the BJP.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Ram Madhav slammed the Shiv Sena for the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra and said that it was “unlikely” that the saffron party would be invited to be part of the National Democratic Alliane (NDA) again.
Madhav also criticised Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and said that “he is like Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s Joseph Goebbels”