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Congress leaders from Maharashtra meet Central leadership in Delhi

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Amid the political uncertainty in the Maharashtra state, senior leaders from the Congress party from the state met the party’s senior leadership in the national capital on Wednesday.

The leaders who met the party secretary KC Venugopal and party in-charge for Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge at AICC headquarters in Delhi were the state chief Balasahab Thorat, former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and Naseem Khan.

Maharashtra has been imposed with the President’s rule since November 12 due to the failure of any party to form the government. BJP which fought in an alliance with Shiv Sena was unable to form the government as it suffered a fallout over the post of chief-ministership with its ally.

After that, the Governor BS Koshyari had invited the Nationalist Congress Party, the third-largest party, to form the government. However, it failed too.

Speaking to the reporters, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said, “Today, there is a meeting of the Congress and NCP leaders at 6 Janpath in Sharad Pawar’s residence. There is a presidential rule in Maharashtra. People and farmers are suffering. The administration has been collapsed. There should be an alternative government. There is a meeting between the two parties to find a solution.”

Another meeting at the NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s resident is also going on his residence.

Previously, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar had met the interim president of Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi in the national capital on Monday evening. Both the leaders talked about the political situation in the state and said that their alliance is keeping an eye on the situation.

Sharad Pawar had also said that those parties which fought together should choose their own paths.

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