Congress Working Committee Gives Nod For Alliance With Shiv Sena To Form Government In Maharashtra, Says ReportFile photo of CWC meeting (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/GettyImages)

The Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party, met on Thursday (21 November) to discuss the issue of Maharashtra alliance with Shiv Sena and sources say that the CWC has given its go-ahead to the deal.

After the working committee meet, state In-charge Mallikarjun Kharge said, "We have informed the CWC about our parleys with NCP."

The three parties were scheduled to meet on Friday and announce the formation of alliance in Mumbai.

On Wednesday, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had marathon meeting of five hours which ended around midnight and a Common Minimum Programme was agreed upon with Shiv Sena leaders over the phone.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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