As its flock of 44 Maharashtra MLAs huddled together in a Jaipur resort, the Congress Working Committee met in New Delhi on Monday to take a decision on whether or not to support the Shiv Sena in forming a government in the state. Party president Sonia Gandhi chaired the meeting of the top leaders of her party at her residence, sources said, amid indications that the legislators were not in favour of fresh elections in the state. Congress leaders from Maharashtra Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Balasaheb Thorat attended the meeting along with the top brass of the party, including Ahmed Patel.The CWC is the highest decision making body of the Congress. Hectic deliberations about the possibility of the Congress participating in government formation in Maharashtra started on Sunday after its long-time political adversary Shiv Sena was invited to form the government by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. He did so after the Bharatiya Janata Party announced it would not form government in the state. Congress legislators held a meeting with senior party leaders on the issue in Jaipur on Sunday and said they did not want fresh elections in the state, party insiders said. All India Congress… Read full this story
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