Government can't be formed in Maharashtra without Congress's support: Nawab Malik

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

"Government cannot be formed without the support of Congress and holding discussions among three parties (NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena)," Malik added.

MUMBAI: The NCP said a government cannot be formed in Maharashtra without support of the Congress and discussions among "three parties" on Tuesday.

Governor Koshyari has asked the Sharad Pawar-led party to express its "ability and willingness" to stake claim to form government in the state by 8.30 pm on Tuesday.

Addressing reporters after the meeting of NCP MLAs here amid the logjam over government formation, party's chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said the NCP has authorised Sharad Pawar to form an "alternative government" to end the political instability in the state.

"A committee has been formed under Sharad Pawar to discuss government formation," he said.

"Government cannot be formed without the support of Congress and holding discussions among three parties (NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena)," Malik added.

Malik also said that senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge and K C Venupgopal will meet Sharad Pawar in Mumbai at 5 pm on Tuesday.

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