Maharashtra Govt Formation Live Updates: Will soon have a government, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Pawar

Sharad Pawar informed the reporters that there was no discussion about common minimum programme (CMP) with Sonia Gandhi. The CMP was earlier drafted by the two parties in consultation with the Shiv Sena.

Maharashtra Government Formation Live News Updates: An hour after NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi at her residence, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut reached Pawar's residence Monday evening. After concluding his meeting with Pawar, Raut told mediapersons that he is confident that there will soon be a government in Maharashtra. "The responsibility to form Govt was not ours, the ones who had that responsibility ran away, but I am confident that soon we will have a Govt in place," Raut told ANI.

Amid talks of government formation in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. The two leaders will take a final call on joining hands with the Shiv Sena. The state is under President's rule since the falling out of a pre-poll alliance between Sena and the BJP.

Ahead of his meeting with the Congress president, Pawar said all the political parties seeking to stake claim in forming government in Maharashtra have to "choose their path." "BJP-Shiv Sena fought together, we (the NCP) and the Congress fought together. They have to choose their path and we will do our politics," he told reporters before the Winter Session of Parliament began.

Former allies BJP and Shiv Sena locked horns over the seat-sharing formula and the post of chief minister in Maharashtra following the results of the Assembly elections on October 24.