Ahead of Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray's oath-taking ceremony on Thursday, the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress led Maha Vikas Aghadi released their Common Minimum Programme (CMP). The Maha Vikas Aghadi has listed a number of priorities and initiatives which will be carried out under their government. The Maha Vikas Aghadi CMP has also stated that women's safety will be the highest priority for the state government.
The CMP has listed several initiatives in different sectors. However, the Maha Vikas Aghadi has announced that women's safety tops the priority list for their government. In addition to this, the CMP has also stated that free education shall be provided to girls hailing from economically weaker sections of the society. It has also promised construction of hostels across cities and district headquarters for working women. Moreover, the CMP has also said that honorarium will be increased for women working in Anganwadis across the state. In a bid to boost women empowerment, the Aghadi has also promised to strengthen Self Help Groups.
Common Minimum Program of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance): Immediate assistance & loan waiver for farmers. Crop Insurance Scheme to be revised to ensure immediate compensation to the farmers who have lost their crops. https://t.co/wahSgBmsXw— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Other key points in the Aghadi's four-page CMP document include education, urban development, industry, farmers, unemployment and social injustice. Meanwhile, the Maha Vikas Aghadi has decided that Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister will be elected from the NCP. On the other hand, the Congress will get the Speaker's post.
After several days of deadlock in Maharashtra politics, President's Rule was imposed in the state on November 12 as no political party could present the numbers for government formation. Meanwhile, Ajit Pawar's move to ally with the BJP to form the government on November 23 stirred up the political scenario. However, the Maha Vikas Aghadi paraded its 162 MLAs in the Grand Hyatt hotel on Monday evening.
Following the Supreme Court's order for a floor test, Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy CM, followed by Devendra Fadnavis who stepped down as the CM. Later on Tuesday, the Maha Vikas Aghadi staked claim to form the government under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony took place at Shivaji Park at 6.40 pm on Thursday evening.