Maharashtra government formation: Sharad Pawar says Sena-NCP-Congress will complete 5-year term
NCP chief Sharad Pawar is confident of the formation of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress soon and believes that such a coalition will complete a five-year term. Maharashtra is currently under President's rule.
He said the three parties want to form a stable government which will be development-oriented.
No mid-term polls: Pawar
There is no possibility of mid-term polls. This government will be formed and it will complete five years. We all will ensure this government runs for five years, Pawar told reporters here.
No talks with BJP: Sharad Pawar
Asked whether the BJP was holding discussion with the NCP over government formation in the state, the former Union minister said his party was holding talks with only the Sena, the Congress and its allies and nobody beyond these.
Efforts on to thrash out common minimum programme
He said the three parties are at present working out a common minimum programme (CMP) that will guide the actions of the government being planned in the state.
Representatives of the three parties met in Mumbai on Thursday and prepared a draft CMP.
Pawar took a dig at former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis remark that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government will not survive for more than six months.
I know Devendra ji for some years. But I did not know he is a student of astrology too, Pawar quipped.
--With PTI inputs--