Nagpur, Nov 15 : Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said the process government formation in Maharashtra has begun and it will last for full five years.
Mr Pawar was addressing a press conference here.
Amid tumbling political situation in Maharashtra over government formation, NCP supremo Mr Pawar was on a two-day tour to Nagpur to meet and review the agricultural loss due to untimely rains in the region.
The Congress and NCP have formed a separate committee for deciding a ‘Common Minimum Programme’(CMP) and both parties are likely to hold meetings in Delhi in next two to three days to work out modalities of their tie-up with the Shiv Sena to form government in Maharashtra, he said.
It is now clear that the coalition government between the three parties will indeed form its government in the state.
In the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs. The NCP has 54 and the Congress has 44 lawmakers respectively.
If the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP come together, they will go beyond the majority mark of 145. (UNI)