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    Mallikarjun Kharge meets Maharashtra Congress MLAs to discuss impasse

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    Senior Congress leader Manikrao Thakare said that Mallikarjun Kharge, who is the All India Congress Committee's (AICC) generally secretary, met the legislators informally to ascertain their views on what stand the party should take about government formation in Maharashtra.

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    MUMBAI: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday met the party's newly elected MLAs from Maharashtra, who are currently staying at a resort in Jaipur, to discuss the political situation in the state.

    Kharge, who is the All India Congress Committee's (AICC) generally secretary, met the legislators informally to ascertain their views on what stand the party should take about government formation in Maharashtra, senior Congress leader Manikrao Thakare said.

    "Kharge will then convey the sentiments of the legislators to the party leadership," Thakare said.

    All 44 MLAs, including senior leaders like Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat, were staying at the resort in the Congress-ruled Rajasthan amid fear of "poaching" in view of the stalemate over government formation in Maharashtra.

    The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena are locked in a bitter tussle over the chief minister's post.

    Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday evening asked the BJP, the single largest party in the new Assembly, to "indicate the willingness and ability" to form government in the state.

    In the October 21 polls to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, the BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena-56, NCP-54 and Congress-44.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    vijayankg317 days ago
    no one is talking about EVM now.if BJP would have got simple majority al opposition even SS wil blame EVM
    Sanjay Tandon317 days ago
    Will congress and NCP ask Shiv Sena to appolize first for participating in demolition of Babri Masjid.Shiv Sena as a party has claimed to be party to demolition and be proud of it. It is the test of secularism of NCP and Congress
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