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    Pawar meets Sonia to discuss govt formation in Maharashtra

    Synopsis

    The NCP is in talks with ally Congress for a possible alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena after its alliance with the BJP fell apart over the chief minister's post.

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    NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence here on Monday to discuss the possibility of formation of a government in Maharashtra.

    The NCP is in talks with ally Congress for a possible alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena after its alliance with the BJP fell apart over the chief minister's post.

    Congress and NCP leaders have held a series of meetings in the last few days to finalise modalities for a Sena-led government in Maharashtra.
    Ahead of his meeting with Gandhi, Pawar said all political parties seeking to stake claim in forming the government in Maharashtra have to "choose their own paths".

    "BJP-Shiv Sena fought together, we (NCP) and Congress fought together. They have to choose their path and we will do our politics," Pawar told reporters ahead of the start of the Winter Session of Parliament.

    Maharashtra was placed under President's rule on November 12 after no party or alliance staked claim to form government.

    Pawar's meeting with the Congress chief comes a day after the NCP's core committee held a meeting in Pune and resolved that the current President's rule in Maharashtra should end and an "alternative government" should be formed.

    The BJP-Sena saffron alliance had secured a comfortable majority by winning 105 and 56 seats, respectively, in the 288-member Assembly. The Congress and NCP, pre-poll allies, won 44 and 54 seats respectively.
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    5 Comments on this Story

    Tushar 316 days ago
    all his life pawar has never been sucessful in becoming a CM on his own strenght. evn in PDF he was supported by jana sangh. at this ripe age he is trying to put a maze together so that at least once he can prove to himself that he is a great politician. which is not happening. because MORE then distrust on SENA the congress does not trust pawar. so having a sena government backed by pawar is going to be a pipe dream of pawar which could prove fatal to his career and life as well. he is not a trust worthy person.
    AKS Anton316 days ago
    Soniaji and Pawarji Wants Wider Consultation, Why? Ultimately Making the future Trap Ground for Whom? These politics is difficult to understand.
    vijayankg316 days ago
    important news today about govt formation in Maharashtra
    Pawar meets Sonia
    Uddhav meets pawar
    Sonia meets pawar
    Uddhav wanted to meet Sonia but no appointment to Sena.
    then Sena meets pawar.
    pawar meets Sonia.
    now they all want to meet raut.
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