Maharashtra government formation/ Final decision on Cong’s support to Shiv Sena on Friday, negotiations with NCP over: Prithviraj Chavan

Mumbai: Congress said on Thursday that a final decision on its support to the Shiv Sena for the formation of a government in Maharashtra would be taken on Friday. Addressing a press conference, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said all the negotiations with the NCP are over.

The Congress leaders held a meeting with the NCP leaders at Sharad Pawar’s residence in Delhi on Thursday to discuss the modalities of an alliance with the Shiv Sena for government formation in Maharashtra.

CWC gives approval to govt formation: The Congress Working Committee (CWC), earlier in the day, granted in-principle approval to the party to form government in Maharashtra along with the NCP and the Shiv Sena.

At a press conference, Prithviraj Chavan said the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have completed discussions and “there is complete unanimity on all issues“. A meeting would be held with the Shiv Sena on Friday, after which, a decision would be announced, he said.

He said, “A decision will be taken on Friday on the architecture of alliance for Maharashtra government formation. When we announce the Common Minimum Programme, the power-sharing formula will be disclosed. Tomorrow in Mumbai, we will have a meeting with our other alliance parties. Later in the day, we will have a discussion with Shiv Sena.