Amid the ongoing power tussle in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders held hectic parleys to finalise the government formation after President's rule was imposed in the state. The Shiv Sena will reportedly get a full-term chief minister in a prospective coalition government with the NCP and the Congress. However, the Congress and the NCP will get to appoint one deputy CM each from their ranks. The Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress will get 14, 14, and 12 ministers, respectively, reports India Today.
Meanwhile, NCP leader Nawab Malik has said the party has agreed to a Shiv Sena chief minister in Maharashtra. On Thursday (November 14), the three prospective allies held meetings to work out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP), which will focus on farmer and youth issues.
President's rule imposed in Maharashtra
On November 12, President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra after President Ram Nath Kovind approved President's rule in the state after political parties -- BJP, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress -- failed to stake claim to form the government. Article 356, which is commonly known as President's rule, deals with 'failure of constitutional machinery in the state'. The Union Cabinet had also recommended President's rule in Maharashtra where no political party has been able to form a government after the Assembly polls last month.
Maharashtra govt to be formed within 20 days, says NCP leader Nawab Malik
The Maharashtra government is likely to be formed in 20 days, confirmed NCP leader Nawab Malik. Malik also said that the Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena. He added that a final decision on the government formation will be taken after the meeting between Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar, slated to be held on November 17.
Maharashtra's political fate as unpredictable as cricket: Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari refused to comment on Maharashtra's political criris and said that it's as unpredictable as cricket. "Anything can happen in cricket and politics. Sometimes you feel you are losing the match, but the result is exactly the opposite," Gadkari said.
Pawar to meet Sonia on Nov 17
A day after the Common Minimum Programme of the upcoming allies -- Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress -- was finalised, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar is set to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday, November 17.
Govt formation process has begun: NCP leader Sharad Pawar
NCP leader Sharad Pawar on Maharashtra government formation: The process to form the government has begun, the government will run for a full 5 years.
We have agreed to a Shiv Sena CM in Maharashtra, confirms NCP leader
Speaking to media, NCP leader Nawab Malik has said the party has agreed to a Shiv Sena chief minister in Maharashtra.
Nawab Malik, NCP: Sawaal baar-baar poocha ja raha hai ki Shiv Sena ka CM hoga kya?CM ke post ko leke hi Shiv Sena-BJP ke beech mein vivaad hua, toh nishchit roop se CM Shiv Sena ka hoga. Shiv Sena ko apmanit kiya gaya hai, unka swabhimaan banaye rakhna hamari zimmedari banti hai. pic.twitter.com/qHiVoFoRlR— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2019
We want a Shiv Sena CM in Maharashtra for next 25 years, reiterates leader Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut reiterated that the Maharashtra chief minister will be from the Shiv Sena. Speaking to a news agency, Raut said, "We want a Shiv Sena CM for the next 25 years. Why are you talking about just 5 years?"