As the deadlock in Maharashtra for government formation resulted in imposition of President's rule in the state on Tuesday, the Nationalist Congress Party and ally Congress are holding a number of meetings to plan the course of action ahead. Amid this hassle to stake claim in the next six months, senior NCP leader Jayant Patil on Wednesday said that Shiv Sena has been in touch with the NCP and that the party will discuss about the same with Congress. Patil also highlighted that with Shiv Sena showing keen interest in government formation, the Common Minimum Programme will be discussed and will reach a conclusion soon.
Senior NCP leader Jayant Patil on Wednesday said, "Shiv Sena is in touch with us but we first need to discuss with our alliance party. The way Uddhav Thackeray gave statements in the media, it seems that he has left NDA. There is no need of any haste. We understand that Sena is out of NDA and then he (Uddhav) contacted Congress and is interested in talking with us. Common Minimum Programme will be discussed soon."
Earlier on Tuesday, sources said that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has told the MLAs of his party that they are still in contact with the BJP and if the BJP agrees for the 50-50 formula, then both the parties will be happy together. Meanwhile, he also met top leaders of Congress on Wednesday. The Sena- NCP and Congress are trying to chalk out a formula to form the next government in Maharashtra. Commenting on the tough path of the negotiations, Sanjay Raut on Wednesday took to Twitter and called it: Agneepath!
President Ram Nath Kovind, on Tuesday, had accepted the Maharashtra Governor's recommendation and implemented President's rule in the state. Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed that now Maharashtra assembly is under suspended animation after the President officially signed the order. If no party stakes claim within six months, fresh elections will be held in the state. Earlier, the Governor had confirmed that he had recommended the same and submitted a report to the President, via MHA, according to the provisions of Art. 356 of the Constitution.