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Maharashtra: Congress-NCP Meet Cancelled, Says Ajit Pawar, Spokesperson Disagrees

Maharashtra: Congress-NCP Meet Cancelled, Says Ajit Pawar, Spokesperson Disagrees

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 14 Nov 2019, 12:26:52 AM
Mumbai: NCP-Congress meeting to discuss the Common Minimum Programme of the two parties underway.

New Delhi:

Maharashtra Govt Formation: The uncertainity over new government in Maharashtra continued on Wednesday no clear path coming into view so far. Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are in consultation to arrive at a formula for the new government while BJP has not closed its doors to a possible reconcilliation with its pre-poll partner Shiv Sena.

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and senior Congress leaders from Maharashtra on Wednesday to discuss the modalities of a 'common minimum programme' (CMP) for a possible alliance to form government in the state. Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, former state chief minister Ashok Chavan and senior party leader Manikrao Thakare held talks with Thackeray at a suburban hotel.

The meeting took place a day after President's rule was imposed in the state following a report sent to the Centre by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in which he stated that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts.

Before their meeting with Thackeray, the three Congress leaders also met Shiv Sena MP and spokesman Sanjay Raut at a hospital in Mumbai, where the latter underwent an angioplasty procedure on Monday. On reports in a section of media that senior Congress leaders K C Venugopal and Ahmed Patel also met Thackeray late Tuesday night, the state Congress leaders said they cannot confirm it since they were not present.

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-Congress meeting to discuss the Common Minimum Programme of the two parties underway.

NCP leader Jitendra Awhad: "Some things are kept confidential. So, Ajit Pawar said that NCP-Congress meeting got cancelled. The meeting is underway and Ajit Pawar is present in the meeting." 

Amit Shah to ANI on President's rule in Maharashtra: "Is mudde par vipaksh rajniti kar raha hai aur ek samvidhanik pad ko is tarah se rajniti mein ghaseetna main nahi maanta loktantra ke liye swasth parampara hai."

Amit Shah to ANI: "Even today if anyone has the numbers they can approach the Governor. The Governor has not denied chance to anyone. A learned lawyer like Kapil Sibal is putting forth childish arguments like ‘we were denied a chance to form Govt’."

Amit Shah to ANI on collapse of alliance with the Shiv Sena: "Before elections the PM amd I said many times in public that if our alliance wins then Devendra Fadnavis will be the CM, no one objected back then. Now, they have come up with new demands which are not acceptable to us."

BJP president Amit Shah to ANI: "Before this, in no state was so much time given, 18 days were given. The Governor invited parties only after assembly tenure ended. Neither Shiv Sena nor the Congress-NCP staked claim and neither we. Even if today any party has numbers it can approach the Governor." 

The meeting between NCP and Congress leaders in Mumbai at 7.30 has been cancelled.


Congress state president Balasaheb Thorat said that it is the first time he was meeting Uddhav Thackeray. "Formal discussion started with Shiv Sena for the first time. This is post our discussion with NCP yesterday," said Thorat. 

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said talks over government formation in Maharashtra were progressing in the "right direction" and a decision will be taken at an appropriate time. Thackeray said this after a meeting with senior Maharashtra Congress leaders Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Manikrao Thakare at a suburban hotel.

Maharashtra Congress MLAs leave for Mumbai from Jaipur. After the impasse over the government formation in the state, the Congress MLAs were moved to a resort in Jaipur to protect them from poaching attempts by rival parties.

Maharashtra Congress MLAs leaves for Mumbai from Jaipur. After the impasse over the government formation in the state, the Congress MLAs were moved to a resort in Jaipur to protect them from poaching by rival parties.

NCP named its five members for a joint committee to be formed with the Congress for deciding a 'common minimum programme' before their possible alliance with the Shiv Sena for government formation in Maharashtra. "The NCP has named the leaders to be part of the joint committee. The Congress will also name its members for the purpose," said a leader of the NCP. 

The panel is being formed after NCP chief Sharad Pawar and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel met here on Tuesday and expressed the need to have a common minimum programme (CMP) before working out the possibility of tying-up with the Shiv Sena.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has arrived at Trident Hotel in Bandra-Kurla Complex. He is expected to meet Congress leaders. 

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was discharged from the Lilavati hospital on Wednesday. Raut had complained of chest pain after which he was admitted to the hospital. Raut after being discharged from the hospital said, "The next CM for Maharashtra will be from Shiv Sena".

Earlier, Maharashtra Congress leaders had meet Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut at Lilavati Hospital.

Congress has set up a committee of Maharashtra leaders for talks on Common Minimum Programme with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The committee includes Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, Balasaheb Thorat and Vijay Wadettiwar.

A day after President's Rule was imposed in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said that the 'three parties will get together'. Without naming any of the political parties, Pawar said, 'If there is a situation of defection, three parties - A, B and C - will decide to back one common candidate then no one can defeat us. We three parties - A, B and C - will get together.

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First Published : 13 Nov 2019, 12:55:33 PM