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Chavan dig at NCP: ‘9 MPs,3 ministers’

In a veiled attack on ally NCP,Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan has said nowadays even “parties with only 9 MPs get three portfolios in the Union Cabinet”.

In a veiled attack on ally NCP,Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan has said nowadays even “parties with only 9 MPs get three portfolios in the Union Cabinet”.

“There is coordination in Maharashtra but in Delhi it is more difficult as there are several smaller parties,” he said at a function to honour journalists here last night.

Referring to the UPA-I tenure,Chavan said the Left with 61 MPs was not part of the government. “Had they been,we would have had to make their 15 members ministers,because now parties with only nine MPs have three ministers,” he said in an apparent reference to the NCP. Agreeing that there should be coordination between the alliance partners,Chavan expressed satisfaction that last week’s stand-off between the alliance partners had been resolved.

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