Shiv Sena to form government in Maharashtra with NCP and Congress support

Will Shiv Sena finally get the CM post after changing partners? What is the common minimum program that willl bind Congress and Shiv Sena ?

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Maharashtra logjam might be seeing its end now that NCP, ShivSena and Congress are working on a common minimum programme for the 5-year term.

As Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in Maharashtra takes final shape, it is now becoming clear that the coalition government between the three parties will indeed be headed by Shiv Sena.

NCP leader Nawab Malik today said, “The rift between Shiv Sena and BJP was over the CM post. So we are not going to contest for the CM post. The CM will be from Shiv Sena.”

Leaders of the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena held meetings in Mumbai before a possible alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party for government formation in Maharashtra. Since yesterday the three parties have been holding talks over a ‘common minimum programme.

The three are set to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari tomorrow. Sena will most likely propose Uddhav Thackeray or Eknath Shinde as CM.

Not everyone in Congress was on board with aligning with the Saffron party, Shiv Sena.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar said- The three parties want to form a stable government which will complete its five-year term and not go for midterm polls.

NCP, Shiv Sena, and Congress will meet the Governor at 3 pm tomorrow. The impasse in Maharashtra seems to dissolve as the three parties will make their claim over government formation.

Results to assembly polls were declared on 24th October.  BJP won 105 seats, while Shiv Sena won 56 in the Assembly elections. Opposition Congress won 44 seats, while NCP won 54.

Despite their alliance getting a majority, the BJP and the Shiv Sen parted ways following a disagreement over powersharing with the Sena insisting on the chief minister’s post.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, 12 November gave nod to impose President’s rule in Maharashtra after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s recommendation.

An angry Shiv Sena, which was trying to cobble together a non-BJP government with support from the NCP and the Congress, moved the Supreme Court challenging the governor’s decision on Monday to not grant it the three days to submit the letter of support for government formation in the state, but failed to get an urgent hearing.

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