While Pawar’s impressive election campaign has set the stage for NCP’s resurgence in Maharashtra, senior party leaders said that returning to power in Maharashtra is essential for the party to keep its flock together and rebuild.
Thackeray had met Pawar at Bandra’s Taj Lands End hotel Monday afternoon to discuss government formation after NCP’s core committee meeting had indicated its willingness to join hands with the Shiv Sena (SS) for forming the government, provided ally Congress also went along with the decision.
Maharashtra government formation: From facing an existential crisis and braving defections of several key leaders ahead of the Assembly polls, Sharad Pawar appears to have steered his party into the position of a kingmaker.
Maharashtra’s current political crisis bears some resemblance to the situation in 2009 when Congress and NCP were locked in a power-sharing tussle after a pre-poll alliance of both parties secured a clear majority in the state elections.
Term of current government ends tomorrow, with no clarity on who will form the next. With BJP and Shiv Sena divided over power-sharing, a look at the constitutional provisions for government formation.
A number of candidates and their polling officers attempted to establish a connect with voters inquiring whether they had been apprised of their election booth numbers and had received their polling slips
While admitting that the model code of conduct had impacted the proactiveness with which the government could have stepped in to resolve the banking crisis, Fadnavis said that he had already written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the issue.
"In the coming five years, we have designed a road map to enhance the region’s per capita income. We have already laid a foundation stone of Rs 81 crore for a cotton mill to be erected within a year," Shinde says.