Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress to form government in Maharashtra, run full term: Sharad Pawar
Mumbai : Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress will be forming the government in Maharashtra in alliance and it will also complete the full term, said Sharad Pawar, ruling out possible mid-term elections in the state.
According to a NDTV report, the three parties have agreed on a minimum agenda for forming a government in Maharashtra. The report also mentioned that the three parties will be jointly meeting the governor on Saturday morning.
"This government will be formed and it will complete five years. We all will ensure this government runs for five years," said Sharad Pawar. He also took a pot shot on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who predicted that the alliance would not last for even a month.
"I know Devendra ji for some years. But I did not know he is a student of astrology too.
"I was thinking something else all the while: I will come again, I will come again, I will come again. Now, you (the reporter) are giving some other information," Sharad Pawar remarked.
Asking about who will be taking the Chief Minister post, Sharad Pawar clarified that they will ask for it only if no leader from the other parties ask for it.
It was Sharad Pawar, a former Maharashra chief minister, who is believed to have called for rotational chief ministership as a condition for partnering with the Shiv Sena.