Congress leaders meet Sharad Pawar, discuss Maha Ministerial council issues

Mumbai: NCP President Sharad Pawar arrives for a press conference, in Mumbai, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI11_23_2019_000065B)

Senior Congress leaders, including Ahmed Patel, on Wednesday (November 27), met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence to discuss issues pertaining to Maharashtra’s ministerial council and the oath-taking ceremony.

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who will be sworn in as the state’s chief minister on Thursday (November 28), is also expected to attend the meeting which is held at Pawar’s residence ‘Silver Oak’.

AICC general secretary KC Venugopal, Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and senior party leader Prithviraj Chavan were also present at the meeting. The three parties had already named Thackeray as the chief ministerial face of the ‘Maharashtra Vikas Aaghadi’ (MVA), which is the alliance formed by the Shiv Sena, Congress and the NCP.

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“The leaders are expected to discuss on the ministerial council and leaders to be invited for the swearing-in ceremony,” reported PTI.

Thackeray’s swearing-in ceremony will take place on Thursday evening at Shivaji Park in Dadar.