The political activities and consultations have gained momentum with a view to form coalition government following the imposition of President’s Rule in Maharashtra yesterday. The Nationalist Congress Party, NCP which emerged as the third-largest party in the recent State Assembly polls, started working on activities of new coalition government including Congress and Shivsena.
In a meeting held in Mumbai this morning, a five-member committee of the NCP leaders has been formed to decide the Common Minimum Programme with the Congress. The members include Jayant Patil, Ajit Pawar, Chagan Bhujbal, Dhananjay Munde and Nawab Malik.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, NCP leader Ajit Pawar said that Mr Jayant Patil will call on President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Balasaheb Thorat for further discussions between the parties and discuss the dates from which they can have a joint discussion on how to go ahead.