is among the key departments in which NCP leaders resent Chavanís assuming a decision-making role. It is held by R R Patil. Whenever Chavan has said, ďThe home department in any state should be with the chief minister,Ē NCP leaders have suggested Chavan hand over his urban development portfolio in exchange.
Pawar and Chavan are also battling over seat shares for 2014. Pawar sent union minister Praful Patel to seal a sharing formula ó 22 out of 48 for the NCP, the remaining 26 for the Congress ó but Chavan wants 19-29. Pawar reckons he needs 10 to 12 to retain his clout at the Centre. And the Congress wants to keep the NCP below that.