Govt Formation in Maharashtra Live Updates: The NCP and Congress on Wednesday formed a joint committee for deciding a ‘common minimum programme’ before their possible alliance with the Shiv Sena for government formation in Maharashtra. NCP’s legislature party head Ajit Pawar, its Maharashtra chief Jayant Patil, party veteran Chhagan Bhujbal, Mumbai unit president Nawab Malik and Leader of the Opposition in state Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde will be part of the committee. From the Congress’ side, Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, Balasaheb Thorat and Vijay Wadettiwar will part of the panel. 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.