Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress’s meeting with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari postponed

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena’s meet with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, which was scheduled for 4:30 pm today, has been postponed. It is believed that most leaders are busy filing audit of election expenditure whose last date is today.

Now, it’s learnt that a new date will be sought to meet the Governor. The meet was called to discuss farmers’ distress and administration collapse in the state.

This year, between January 1 and February 28, a total of 396 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra. In other words, on an average 6 farmers killed themselves every day in the first two months of this year.

Most of these suicides were in Amravati (144), followed by Aurangabad (129), Nashik (83), Nagpur (25) and Pune (15).

The meeting comes a day after the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena agreed on an alliance to form the government in Maharashtra. According to sources, the Shiv Sena will get a full-term chief minister in a prospective coalition government with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress.

The Congress and the NCP will get to appoint one deputy chief minister each from their ranks. The Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress will get 14, 14, and 12 ministers, respectively.

Breaking the long-standing deadlock in Maharashtra, the three parties finalised a common minimum programme which will focus on farmer and youth issues, with no mention of Hindutva-related issues.

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Source – India Today