Maharashtra to have full-term Sena CM, Congress-NCP to get 1 Deputy CM each :- As the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has reached an agreement with the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the regional saffron party has put an end to the speculation surrounding the Maharashtra government formation. Reportedly, both the parties are ready to give the CM post to Shiv Sena for a full tenure of 5 years. Also, Shiv Sena is all set to form a combined government with Congress-NCP in Maharashtra.
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The reports have also confirmed that Maharashtra is going to have two Deputy CMs as both Congress and the NCP get to appoint one each from their ranks. According to the sources, the Shiv Sena, the NCP, and the Congress will get 16, 14, and 12 ministers, respectively.
Regarding the current developments, the Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that a “Common Minimum Programme will be in the interest of Maharashtra.” This program includes issues such as farmers’ debt waiver, compensation for crop loss, education, health will be given priority. The final draft will be handed over to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Sonia Gandhi, and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Maharashtra to have full-term Sena CM
According to the sources, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar will meet during the weekend to formalise the terms. Alongside the finalisation of terms, the two contentious issues that are likely to be worked on are:
- Shiv Sena’s demand for Bharat Ratna for RSS man Vir Savarkar.
- Congress-NCP’s demand for a 5 percent reservation for the Muslims.
Earlier, the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari imposed President’s rule in Maharashtra on Tuesday (November 12) as none of the parties were able to form a government in the state.
Congress-NCP to get 1 Deputy CM each
Firstly, Aditya Thackeray had reached the Raj Bhavan in the evening to ask for extra time to form government in Maharashtra but the Governor had refused to give the extra time to Sena. Later, the political activity in Maharashtra had intensified after fast-developing negotiations between the Shiv Sena and the Congress-NCP alliance.