Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress May Form Government in Maharashtra

The Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said the government will be formed and it will complete five years. Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will jointly form a stable government in Maharashtra soon and ruled out any probability of mid-term elections in the state.

Sharad Pawar dismissed any threat to the new political alliance after the BJP failed to submit its claim of forming a government.

“Right now there is a process going on and today or tomorrow the government will be formed. We will ensure that the government is there for five years. Our negotiations are going on,” Pawar said during a media interaction.

“The government would be stable, development-oriented, and that solves peoples’ problems. We all want this to happen,” he added.

“If someone is asking for the CM’s post then it would be considered,” the NCP chief said responding to a query.

“The next chief minister will be from Sena as it is our responsibility to ensure the self-respect of the party [Shiv Sena] that has left its old alliance. Whether Congress will be part of the government or will extend outside support will be decided soon,” Nawab Malik had said.

“In my head, I keep hearing his earlier statement that ‘I will come back, I will come back’. I know him for a few years but I didn’t know he was an astrologer,” said the NCP supremo.

“It is true that the NCP and Congress are secular but we are not against either Islam or Hinduism. When we run the government, we do insist that it should run on secularism,” Pawar said.

The process to form the government is expected to gain momentum after Sunday when NCP chief Sharad Pawar is expected to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

It is likely to be a crucial meeting that can put the final stamp of agreement on the power-sharing formula among the three parties.

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