Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray met on Tuesday together with his ally, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on the latter’s Mumbai residence.
The assembly comes a day earlier than the primary assembly of the coordination committee of the Opposition INDIA bloc, which is to be held at Mr. Pawar’s Delhi residence on Wednesday.
Mr. Thackeray was accompanied by his aide, Sena (UBT) spokesperson Sanjay Raut throughout the 90-minute assembly with Mr. Pawar on the latter’s ‘Silver Oak’ residence.
Among the problems mentioned have been coordination inside INDIA bloc in addition to coordination points between the three Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies in Maharashtra– the Sena (UBT), the Congress and the NCP, mentioned senior NCP chief Jayant Patil after the assembly.
Mr. Patil mentioned there was no dialogue on seat-sharing on the assembly nor was any components determined. However a gathering of the three MVA events could be held quickly to iron out seat-sharing preparations.
Coordination inside bloc
“In anticipation of the coordination committee meeting of the INDIA bloc in Delhi, Mr. Thackeray called upon Mr. Pawar. They spoke about current issues, and coordination within INDIA bloc parties and coordination between the MVA parties in the State,” he mentioned.
“There was no discussion on seat-sharing today. But at the INDIA meet in Mumbai earlier this month, it was decided that the seat-sharing formula between the opposition allies would be decided by the end of this month. I expect that there will be a joint meeting between our party and the Congress and Sena (UBT) in the coming days,” Mr. Patil mentioned.
He didn’t foresee any severe issues throughout the seat-sharing talks.
“I am confident that the discussions will proceed smoothly. We will appoint three leaders from each of the three parties who will be part of the coordination committee to decide on seat-sharing among MVA partners in Maharashtra,” mentioned the NCP chief.