Maha: Talks on between Sena and Cong-NCP; focus on common

MUMBAI: A day after President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP leaders held hectic parleys to work out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Government formation.

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra Congress leaders for over an hour in the morning. The talks for Government formation were progressing in the “right direction”, he said after the meeting.

State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat dubbed the meeting with Thackeray as a “courtesy call”, and added the fact that they were meeting was itself a “positive” step.

Thackeray held talks with Thorat, former chief minister Ashok Chavan and another senior Congress leader, Manikrao Thakare, at a suburban hotel. (AGENCIES)