Putting an end to the suspense of government formation in Maharashtra and changing his narrative that people have given them the mandate to sit in the opposition NCP leader Sharad Pawar said in a press conference that the coalition of trio Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress would form government in the state.
NCP leader Sharad Pawar on Maharashtra government formation: The process to form government has begun, the government will run for full 5 years. pic.twitter.com/fJ8HOD6u9N— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2019
Pawar said the coalition would serve its full-term of 5 years. Maharashtra recently went under President rule when after over two weeks of the declaration of election results no party could present a firm stake to form the government.
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On a question regarding mid-term poll in the state of Maharashtra Pawar ruled out any such possibility. Pawar was leading the talks with there coalition partner Congress and Shiv Sena about government formation.
Earlier Pawar was said to be extending support to Shiv Sena for government formation on a condition that the break off their alliance with the BJP. On asked a question that whether there were talks with BJP to form the government Pawar said, “we are talking to Shiv Sena and Congress, not any other party.”
Answering a question about the secularism issue with Shiv Sena as a coalition partner Pawar said, “we are devising a common minimum program and the government will run on the basis of that”.
Pawar was on a two-day visit to Nagpur to meet farmers affected by excessive rains and attended a program in the memory of tribal icon Birsa Munda. The question would now be who would become the Chief Minister.