Maharashtra govt formation: Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi at 5 pm

Ahmad Patel and Sharad Pawar
Ahmad Patel and Sharad Pawar

New Delhi, Nov 18 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar will meet Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Monday evening to hold discussions on forming the government in Maharashtra along with Shiv Sena .

“We fought the election with Congress, so I am meeting with Sonia Gandhi at 5pm. BJP and Shiv Sena had an alliance in Maharashtra. Ask BJP what they want to do ,” Pawar said.

“BJP-Shiv Sena had an alliance in Maharashtra, they have to choose their path there. NCP had an alliance with Congress, so I am going to meet Sonia today evening,”he added.

hiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut: There is no going back to BJP. Shiv Sena is in the process of government formation in Maharashtra. But there are three parties NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress. That is why it is taking some time but it is eventual. Shiv Sena will form the government by first week of December.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, ” There is no going back to BJP. Shiv Sena is in the process of government formation in Maharashtra. But there are three parties NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress. That is why it is taking some time but it is eventual. Shiv Sena will form the government by first week of December.”

Raut added, “The farmers of Maharashtra are being neglected. If there is President’s rule, why is BJP not acting.”.

The common minimum programme of the grand alliance for the government formation in Maharashtra has already been drafted.

He also said the NCP wants the Congress to be part of the government.

Pre-poll allies BJP and Shiv Sena contested the October 21 Assembly polls together. The BJP bagged 105 out of 288 seats while Shiv Sena managed to win 56 seats. However, the alliance fell apart after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackarey demanded rotational chief ministerial post, a demand denied by the BJP.

On the other hand, the Congress and the NCP won 44 and 54 seats, respectively in the state.

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