Maharashtra: NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena will form government, says Sharad Pawar

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on friday ruled out mid-term elections in Maharashtra and said NCP-Congress and Shiv Sena will form a government in the state, which will complete a full term. Another senior leader of the party said that all three parties have agreed on a common minimum program to form the government in state.

Earlier in the day Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut reiterated that the government will be formed under the leadership of Shiv Sena and the next chief minister of Maharashtra will also be from Sena.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday imposed President’s rule in Maharashtra after the Union Cabinet’s recommendation amid uncertainty in the state over government formation.

No political party has been able to form a government after the announcement of assembly poll results on October 24.