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In RSVP for Uddhav Thackeray's Swearing-In, Sonia Gets Candid on 'Extraordinary Circumstances'

In RSVP for Uddhav Thackeray's Swearing-In, Sonia Gets Candid on 'Extraordinary Circumstances'

New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday acknowledged the “extraordinary circumstances” that brought the Shiv Sena, NCP and her party together in Maharashtra, but expressed confidence that the alliance will provide a stable government.

In a letter to Chief Minister-designate Uddhav Thackeray, Gandhi also expressed her inability to attend swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Thursday evening.

“The Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress have come together under quite extraordinary circumstances at a time when the country faces unprecedented threats from the BJP. The political atmosphere has become poisonous and the economy has collapsed, farmers are facing great distress,” Gandhi said.

"I have every confidence that the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena will work together in the spirit of cooperation to give people of Maharashtra a stable and responsive government that will uphold the Constitution and the value of democracy," she further wrote.

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