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Uddhav to be legislature party leader of Sena-NCP-Congress

New Delhi

26-November-2019

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray is likely to be elected as legislature party leader of the Sena, the Congress and the NCP and will formally stake claim after his election.

Congress General Secretary In-charge Organisation K C Venugopal said that the joint meeting of the legislators will take place and Uddhav Tackarey will be elected as the leader.

The power sharing formula is in place with Balasaheb Thorat and Jayant Patil, the legislature party leaders of the Congress and the NCP respectively, likely to be Deputy Chief ministers of Maharashtra.

After months of high voltage drama, the dust is finally settling with Sharad Pawar anchoring on behalf of the Maha Vikas Aghadi, catapulting Uddhav Thackeray to the top post.

After hectic parleys and court battles, the new government is likely to take oath at Shivaji Maidan with much fanfare.

Earlier, BJP received a big jolt in Maharashtra as rebel NCP leader Ajit Pawar resigned as Deputy Chief Minister after hectic parleys and persuasions by Sharad Pawar and family. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said this is a "big victory" for the Maha Vikas Aghadi.

At a meeting on Tuesday where Sharad Pawar met Ajit Pawar, it was decided that junior Pawar will resign and not break the family.IANS