- As per the speculations, the alliance of Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena will form the government of Maharashtra.
- President of Shiv Sena and NCP had conducted a meeting regarding the post of CM on Wednesday at the residence of Sharad Pawar.
Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) President Sharad Pawar said Shiv Sena’s head honcho Uddhav Thackeray has been chosen to lead Maharashtra.
His made this announcement after a series of meetings with Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai to hammer out the final contours of the alliance. Congress and NCP want Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister of the state. This news had come after names of Sanjay Raut and Arvind Sawant were considered as the frontrunners for the post of Chief Minister.
Earlier today, Mr. Raut said that their party will get a full tenure for the post of Chief Minister. But as per the grapevine, Thackeray is not keen on holding the post of Chief Minister, due to which aforementioned names were considered.
In an interview with a news agency, NCP leader Nawab Malik said,” We have asked Uddhav Thackeray to hold the post of Chief Minister. So far he has not denied the role. If he takes the responsibility it will be beneficial for the state government.”
Members of the Congress Party want to sort out some issues before signing the final agreement. The state party leaders believe that the prominent portfolios should be altered as there are apprehensions regarding the allotment of important portfolios to Sharad Pawar’s party for entire term.
As per the sources, the parties will not approach the Governor to stake the claim. The press briefing will be conducted after meeting.
As per the sources, the proposed Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress is likely to conduct press conference tomorrow. Meanwhile, Congress party President will also meet the presidents of both the parties for finalizing the portfolios for the Congress MLAs.
The sat has been facing a political crisis after Shiv Sena broke its three-decade-long alliance with BJP after the latter declined to share the Chief Minister’s post. The BJP and Shiv Sena that have fought the elections as a alliance had secured majority by winning 105 and 56 seats respectively, out of 288 seats in the Legislative Assembly.