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Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP finalise draft of the Common Minimum Programme

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Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP have finalised the draft of the Common Minimum Programme after several consultations over the last 48 hours.

According to sources, the joint CMP to feature issues like farm loan waiver, review of crop insurance scheme, unemployment, increasing MSP, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and BR Ambedkar memorial among other things.

Sources from leaders present in the meeting of all three parties for the common minimum programme said that the draft is of four pages. The leaders who were part of the committee from all three parties have approved it.

The signed draft will now be sent to Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray for the final approval. They will take the final call and, if needed, make minor changes.

Addressing a joint press conference, Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said that the common minimum programme took two days in finalising.

Sena leader Eknath Shinde said that the draft will now be sent to chiefs of all three parties – Uddhav Thackeray for Shiv Sena, Sonia Gandhi for Congress and Sharad Pawar for NCP, for final approval.

It needed, three leaders will also hold a meeting, Jayant Patil of NCP said at the presser.

Once it is approved, the three parties are likely to present their claim to power in front of Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari. Maharashtra is currently under the President’s Rule as the parties had failed to form a government in the state even 19 days after the results were declared.

Talking about the difference in ideologies of Congress-NCP and Shiv Sena, senior Congress leader Manikrao Thakre said even though there were differences but they were sorted out over the two days of discussions. “It was a very positive meeting. We made a common minimum programme. Now high command will give consent on it. The government which will be formed will be for all. Shiv Sena also said the government should be for all, it should for development,” Thakre said.

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