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Maharashtra govt formation Highlights: Cong, NCP, Sena hold meetings to chalk out 'common minimum programme'

Maharashtra govt formation Highlights: Cong, NCP, Sena hold meetings to chalk out 'common minimum programme'

Maharashtra Government Formation Highlights: Leaders of the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena Thursday held meetings in Mumbai to discuss a ‘common minimum programme’ before a possible alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party for government formation in Maharashtra, news agency PTI reported.

A draft of the common minimum programme (CMP) will have to be approved by top leaders of the three parties before being finalised, a senior Congress leader told the news agency.

Meanwhile, reacting to Union Minister Amit Shah’s remark on rotational chief ministership, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that had BJP president Amit Shah informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the “50:50” seat-sharing formula “in time”, Maharashtra would not have been facing the current political impasse.

Wondering if Modi was “kept away” by top BJP leaders from the decision taken over seat-sharing, Raut said, ” I heard Modi (during poll campaigns) saying that Fadnavis will continue as the chief minister of Maharashtra, but we maintained the decorum and did not object it as we did not see it as a political message to us,” he said.

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