Pawar to meet Sonia at 5pm today

Pawar to meet Sonia at 5pm today

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi at 5pm on Monday at Delhi to discuss over government formation in Maharashtra.

It is learnt that NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance plans to form a new government in Maharashtra during the first week of December. Sharad Pawar is expected to make a final picture of power sharing formula between NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena in the meeting with Sonia.

Mr Pawar on Saturday said the three parties will form government and complete a full term. Hours after his announcement, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge had said discussion over government formation would be taken forward at a meeting between Mr Pawar and Mrs Gandhi.

"Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi will meet on Monday and discuss the possibility of the formation of an alternative government in Maharashtra," NCP leader Nawab Malik said.

Still, a wing within Congress stands in the way of making a power-sharing alliance with Shiv Sena, a far-right Hindu fundamental organization. But political analysts believe that Pawar will make a way forward to undo all the hassles to form a government in Maharashtra. Moreover, a clear-cut common minimum programme will be made in the meeting between Pawar and Sonia Gandhi.