Maharashtra politics: Congress leaders meet Sharad Pawar ahead of Uddhav Thackeray’s swearing-in

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Mumbai | Published: November 27, 2019 1:59:57 PM

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who will be sworn in as the state's chief minister on Thursday, is also expected to attend the meeting, being held at Pawar's residence 'Silver Oak'.

Maharashtra politics, Maharashtra govt formation, Maharashtra govt news, sharad pawar, uddhav thackeray, congress NCP meetingSenior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge arrive at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar’s residence. (ANI)

Senior Congress leaders, including Ahmed Patel, on Wednesday met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence here to discuss issues pertaining to Maharashtra’s ministerial council and oath-taking ceremony. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who will be sworn in as the state’s chief minister on Thursday, is also expected to attend the meeting, being held at Pawar’s residence ‘Silver Oak’.

AICC general secretary K C Venugopal, Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and senior party leader Prithviraj Chavan were also present at the meeting. The three parties have already named Thackeray as the chief ministerial face of the ‘Maharashtra Vikas Aaghadi’ (MVA) they have formed.

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“The leaders are expected to discuss the ministerial council and leaders to be invited for the swearing-in ceremony,” sources said. Thackeray’s swearing-in ceremony will take place on Thursday evening at Shivaji Park in Dadar here.

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