Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi again on Thursday

New Delhi, Nov 19: NCP chief Sharad Pawar will again meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra.

As the Sharad Pawar-Sonia Gandhi meet on Monday failed to end the political crisis in Maharashtra.The meeting between the two leaders lasted for 45 minutes. Pawar said that the topic of government formation in Maharashtra and the common minimum agenda did not come up for discussion during the meeting and only the present political situation was discussed.

Soon after the two met, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala took to Twitter to announce: “Sh. Sharad Pawar met the Congress President today and briefed her on the situation in Maharashtra. It was decided that in a day or two, representatives from NCP & Congress will meet in Delhi to discuss the way forward”.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar here on Monday.

After the meeting, Raut expressed the hope that the new government in the state would be formed soon.

According to sources, Raut and Pawar discussed the outcome of the meeting between Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi and Pawar, where it was decided that a high-level committee would be formed to resolve all the contentious issues.

After the meeting with Sonia Gandhi, Pawar had said the NCP and the Congress leaders would meet again to discuss the issues and report that to Sonia Gandhi.

Pawar also ruled out any tieup with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said during the meeting supporting the Sena was not discussed.

According to sources, the small alliance partners, such as Raju Shetti’s Swabhimani Paksha, the Peasants and Workers Party of India, and the Samajwadi Party, are not happy.

“We will take the views of these parties before taking any decision,” he said.


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