Mumbai, Nov 26 : Soon after the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine unanimously elected Uddhav Thackeray as their Chief Ministerial nominee Tuesday night, the latter reached the Raj Bhavan and staked claim to form the government in Maharashtra.
Mr Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, was accompanied by Legislature party leaders of the Sena, the NCP and the Congress, a Sena leader said.
"We have submitted a joint statement of staking claim for government formation before the Governor and would also produce proof of the support of all MLAs of the three parties to the Governor, as part of the mandatory procedure," he added.
He also said that before electing Mr Thackeray as the leader of Maha Vikas Aghadi and candidate for the post of CM, a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) was discussed, which include communal harmony, health infrastructure, farmer employment, industrialisation, tackling unemployment, nature and ecology conservation as primary objectives.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that the three representatives of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' have met the Governor and the swearing-in ceremony will be held at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, on December 1.
In a tripartite meeting, Abu Azmi, MLA of Samajwadi Party, was also present. He declared to give support to the MVA coalition, of which Sharad Pawar has been declared the chief.
Also, independent leader Bacchu Kadu said, "We support this coalition as we believe we will be able to work for the deprived and farmers together, to empower the poor people."
Another MLC Kapil Patil, who heads political party Shikshak Bharti, on Wednesday also extended his support to the MVA. (UNI)