Prime News, National, Mumbai, November 21:- With all the three parties – Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena giving a categorical indication about joining hands to form government in Maharashtra, the stand-off is likely to be resolved soon.
Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan expressed confidence of forming a stable government soon. While Chavan hoped that political uncertainty will end soon, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik, too, was unambiguous about the need to join hands with the Shiv Sena.
He asserted that a government cannot be formed in the state without the three parties coming together. This is being viewed as the most emphatic public statement by the Congress-NCP combine about their intent to join hands with the Shiv Sena to form a government.
Talking to reporters, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the NCP and the Congress have clearly said that the three parties will come together. He said they have to come up with a Common Minimum Programme (CMP). He asserted that the process of government formation will not be delayed any further. The Shiv Sena leader met NCP chief on Wednesday.
Speaking to media after the nearly four-hour-long meeting at NCP supremo Sharad Pawar’s residence, both Prithviraj Chavan and Nawab Malik said the current spell of President’s rule in the state has brought administration to a standstill, and the two parties are confident of ending this.
Chavan added that they will soon be able to give a stable government in Maharashtra. Later, the Congress leaders met party president Sonia Gandhi. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)