Maharashtra crisis resolution — Sena-NCP-Cong iron out differences |Uddhav to get top post?

Prithviraj Chauhan

The Hush Post|10:07 pm|one-minute-read|

The differences seem to have been sorted out between the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress and now there seems to be the likelihood of government formation in Maharashtra sooner than later. This, about 22 days after the stalemate continued in the state and BJP-Shiv Sena alliance broke on the point of sharing of CM’s post for an equal term of two-and-a-half years each.

Now the meeting of Sena-NCP-Congress has been able to address the issue of CMP — Common Minimum Programme. An urgent meeting of the Congress Working Committee is being held at party chief Sonia Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence.

Congress general secretary organisation KC Venugopal said the meeting was called at 9.15 am. The Maharashtra political situation, along with other important developments, is expected to be discussed.

Udhav Thackeray could be CM

According to the sources, Uddhav Thackeray is likely going to be the next Chief Minister of the state. Now, whether NCP will go for the Deputy Chief Minister’s post or will Congress and NCP go for the number two position for two equal terms is yet to be ascertained along with also the allocation of key portofolios.

At present, BJP is the largest party with 105 seats in an assembly of 288 seats. Shiv Sena has 56 seats, NCP has 54 seats and Congress has 44 seats. If the three smaller partners come together they will have a wafer-thin majority of 254 seats, which would be 10 more than half way mark.

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