Maharashtra Govt Formation 2019: NCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi tomorrow

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Updated: November 16, 2019 3:51:53 pm

Govt Formation in Maharashtra 2019, Maharashtra CM Update: NCP leader Nawab Malik has made it clear that the next CM of Maharashtra will be from Shiv Sena.

maharashtra cm news, shiv sena, ncp, congress,udhhav thackerayNCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi on Sunday.

Govt Formation in Maharashtra Updates: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said that Congress alone can’t decide things in Maharashtra. “NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi will sit together on 17 November (Sunday) and discuss the next course of action. They will decide how to solve this problem. After that only the other actions will follow. Once they both sit and discuss, only then will the political strategy be prepared. That will be followed and implemented,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

Earlier in the day, the NCP said that Maharashtra’s next chief minister will be from Shiv Sena.  NCP leader Nawab Malik told reporters in Mumbai that his party has no issue in Sena getting the top post. “We want a government in Maharashtra as soon as possible. The rift between Shiv Sena and BJP was over the CM’s post. So, we are not going to contest for the CM’s post, CM will be from Shiv Sena,” Malik said.

In the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs. The BJP has 105 MLAs. Though the two parties contested the elections in an agreement, Shiv Sena’s demand for a 50-50 power-sharing formula stalled the process for the formation of the government. The NCP has 54 and the Congress has 44 MLAs, respectively. If the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP decide to come together, they will go beyond the majority mark of 145.

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    Though the BJP and Shiv Sena won a comfortable majority in last month's Assembly polls, the alliance couldn't form the government as Shiv Sena remained adamant on its 50-50 power-sharing formula, a demand categorically rejected by the former. The BJP has 105 MLAs in the 200-member House while the Shiv Sena has 56. The NCP and Congress have 54 and 44 MLAs, respectively. A party or an alliance needs the support of 145 MLAs to form the government.
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