Sena, NCP, Congress to decide portfolio-sharing in 2 days, says Thorat

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Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat. Photo: Facebook

Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat on Wednesday (November 27) said the sharing of portfolios among the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in the next state government will be finalised in a couple of days.

The “Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi,” comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress along with a few other small parties and Independents, has decided to stake claim for government formation in the state after the BJP-led government collapsed on Tuesday (November 26).

Speaking to reporters after taking oath as member of the 14th state Assembly on Wednesday, Thorat, the Congress Legislature Party leader in the House, said, “The ratio of portfolio-sharing will be finalised in next two days. The number of Cabinet and Minister of State (MoS) posts to be given to each party will also be finalised in next two days.”

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The NCP has announced that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would be the next chief minister of Maharashtra.

Also read: Maharashtra: MLAs begin to take oath in spl assembly session

He will be sworn in CM on Thursday (November 28) evening at Shivaji Park in Dadar, the place where his party holds traditional Dussehra rally each year.

Thackeray is currently not a member of any House in the state legislature.

Asked whether Congress president Sonia Gandhi or party leader Rahul Gandhi would attend Thackeray’s swearing-in ceremony, Thorat said, “Nothing has been finalised so far on this.”

He also said that there will be more clarity on some issues, like speaker of the Assembly, after a couple of days.

Asked about rumours that he may be appointed the deputy chief minister, Thorat said, “I am not aware of any such possibility so far. I can’t comment on any such speculation.”

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