Discussion with Congress going in positive direction: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

The sources informed that NCP and Sena will have a rotational Chief Minister, both the parties will hold the CM post for two and a half years while the Deputy Chief Minister post may be given to Congress for five years

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Senior Congress leaders on Wednesday met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai to discuss the possibility of an alliance and the modalities of the common minimum programme (CMP). 

This comes after the President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra. Top leaders in Nationalist Congress Pary (NCP) and Congress held discussions on Tuesday to decide on the CMP ahead of the possible alliance with the Shiv Sena. 

On Wednesday, NCP named five of its members for a joint committee which will be formed with Congress to decide on the CMP before allying with Shiv Sena to form a stable government in Maharashtra. 

Meanwhile, senior Congress leaders including Balasaheb Thorat, Ashok Chavan and Manikrao Thakre met Uddhav Thackeray and discussed the modalities of the CMP. 

While talking to the media, Thackeray informed that everything is fine and the talks are going in the right direction. 

Discussion with Congress is going in a positive direction and a decision on the government formation will be announced at an appropriate time,” said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

However, Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat labelled the meeting with the Shiv Sena chief as a "courtesy call" while stating that their meeting itself was a "positive" step.

Amid the talks between NCP, Congress and Sena, the sources informed that NCP and Sena will have a rotational Chief Minister, both the parties will hold the CM post for two and a half years while the Deputy Chief Minister post may be given to Congress for five years.  

Along with this, each party will get 14 ministerial portfolios taking the number of ministers to 42. Moreover, all committee posts will be shared equally between Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress.

Also Read - Common Minimum Programme: NCP Names Five Of Its Members For Joint Committee With Congress

Even after the President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra, the political developments in the state are still at pace. NCP and Congress, both the parties are constantly holding meetings. 


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