Mumbai: Amid ongoing tension in Maharashtra state, over government formation, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, will meet on Monday to discuss the government formation in Maharashtra.
The final decision will be taken while both party president will meet on Monday, informed NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik after a meeting of the party’s core committee.
The meeting between Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi was to be held on Friday, but it was postponed until Monday. At the meeting, the two leaders are expected to discuss an alliance with the Shiv Sena to form the government in Maharashtra.
Ally Congress and NCP have already worked on a Common Minimum Program (CMP) with the military for the government. Sources in the Congress and NCP said that the draft CMP and allocation between the three parties would be discussed in the meeting.
The NCP is in talks with its ally Congress for a possible alliance with the Shiv Sena following an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.
“Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi will meet on Monday and discuss the possibility of forming an alternative government in Maharashtra,” he said. “On Tuesday, the NCP and other Congress leaders will meet and discuss the future course of action,” he said. “
“We have decided that the next decision will be taken only after discussions with the Congress. Tomorrow [Monday] Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and [Sharad] Pawar Saheb will hold a meeting and the day after tomorrow [Tuesday], the leaders of the two parties. See you, ”said Nawab Malik.
Meanwhile, the BJP-Sena disagreement even featured in PM Modi’s address to the NDA allies on Sunday. In his introductory remarks at the meeting, not attended by Sena, PM Modi said NDA allies may have different ideologies but they are like one big family and should not get unsettled by small differences.