Stir in Delhi over government formation in Maharashtra

The future of Maharashtra is being decided in Delhi. As per sources, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has given the go-ahead to ally with Shiv Sena to form the government in the state.

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The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress leaders are drowned in meetings while working out ways to form a stable government in Maharashtra for the coming five years. 

The future of Maharashtra is being decided in Delhi. As per sources, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has given the go-ahead to ally with Shiv Sena to form the government in the state. 

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has called a meeting with all the newly elected party MLAs in Mumbai. Earlier, a Shiv Sena MLA informed that they have been asked to pack 5-days worth of clothes. 

On Thursday evening, NCP and Congress leaders from Maharashtra held a meeting for almost three hours at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Delhi. Senior NCP and Congress leaders, Nawab Malik and Prithviraj Chavan told the media that they had a positive discussion and a stable government will be formed in Maharashtra soon. 

Earlier, Shiv Sena’s firebrand leader Sanjay Raut had said that a government led by his party will be formed in Maharashtra by next month. Raut had also hinted that the NCP and Congress were on the final stage to finalise the government formation. 

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After the imposition of President’s rule in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena sought support from the NCP and Congress alliance to form the government. NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena worked on a common minimum programme (CMP) and held meetings to finalise the same. 

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