Leaders of the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena held meetings in Mumbai on Thursday to discuss a ''common minimum programme'' before a possible alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party for government formation in Maharashtra.
A draft of the common minimum programme (CMP) will have to be approved by top leaders of the three parties before being finalised, a senior Congress leader told PTI.
"Leaders of the allies Congress-NCP and the Shiv Sena held several parleys to work out a consensus on a common agenda of governance which will be called the CMP," he said.
However, unlike the frenzy and buzz in political circles during the last few days, the meetings on Thursday were held in a discreet manner.
NCP MLA and former state deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday told mediapersons that a scheduled meeting between his party and the Congress was cancelled and that he was going to Baramati, triggering speculations about possible differences between the allies.
However, later NCP chief Sharad Pawar told reporters that his nephew Ajit Pawar made the remarks to avoid media.
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