Maharashtra government formation/ Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi on Monday, common minimum programme to be finalized

Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will meet in Delhi on Monday to discuss government formation with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. The meeting was scheduled for Sunday, but the meeting was postponed as the Common Minimum Programme was not finalized.

According to NCP sources, the two leaders will discuss the nature of the state government and the sharing of ministries between the Shiv Sena and NCP-Congress.

NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said that after the meeting of Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar, the situation of government formation in Maharashtra will become clear. After this, NCP and Congress leaders will discuss on Tuesday. Earlier, NCP President Sharad Pawar reiterated in Nagpur that it will take a little more time to form the government.

The government formation will be finalized: It is being told that after the meeting between Pawar and Sonia, a final seal can be made about the formation of a new government in the state. President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra on 12 November after the government did not form. After the results of the assembly elections, the alliance between the BJP and Shiv Sena on the issue of the post of Chief Minister was broken. After this, new political equations have been created. In this, Shiv Sena is coming with Congress and NCP.

The nature of the government will be like this: If sources are to be believed, a minimum common programme between the three parties has been prepared. According to this, the Chief Minister’s post will remain with Shiv Sena, on which NCP and Congress have no objection. In lieu of this, it has been agreed to give the Home Department to and Congress and Revenue Department to the NCP. Congress and NCP will also get deputy CM posts.