As talks between the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) continue on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP), one factor causing unease is of Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray pushing for his son Aaditya Thackeray to be the Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra.
Thackeray's pushing for his son at the helm is said to have caused uneasiness in the NCP with most NCP leaders not willing to work with a greenhorn like Aaditya. The NCP is also pushing for a rotational chief ministership for its party. The leaders of both parties are ready to work with Thackeray.
A top source said the delaying of government formation in Maharashtra is not because of Congress but NCP chief Sharad Pawar "who is more apprehensive of the Sena than Congress". The NCP leader is wary of ideological contradictions with the Sena and its style of functioning.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has also said that "understanding Pawar's statement is not an easy task".
As per reports, on the basis of the existing deal on the table, the Congress will get the Speaker's post and a Deputy CM post in the government, while the NCP will get the Deputy CM post along with that of legislative council chairman. All the three parties are likely to get the same share in the council of ministers.
(With inputs from IANS.)
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