Maharashtra govt formation Highlights: Government formation in Maharashtra gained momentum as Congress and NCP leaders assembled at Sharad Pawar's Delhi residence to discuss seat-sharing in the state which is witnessing a power tussle. As soon as the meeting was over, leaders from both parties said they were confident of forming government in the state soon.
"Congress-NCP had long and positive discussions today. Discussions will continue; I am sure we will be able to give a stable govt to Maharashtra very soon," Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said whereas, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik maintained that it was not possible to do so without joining hands with Shiv Sena.
Sena's Sanjay Raut expressing confidence in Congress-NCP's statements added that Maharashtra would get a government in the coming 2-5 days citing that "the process becomes longer when three parties form government". He reiterated that as per people's demands, Uddhav Thackeray must be given the post of Chief Minister.
The meeting took place hours after NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to apprise him regarding farmer distress in Maharashtra and demanded "unconditional and complete" farm loan waiver. Pawar presented a three-page memorandum to the prime minister regarding the unseasonal rainfall which destroyed the farm produce.