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Congress leaders arrive in Mumbai to meet Pawar

Sonia Gandhi had spoken to Pawar and authorised three senior party leaders to hold further talks with him

By PTI in Mumbai
  • Published 12.11.19, 6:30 PM
  • Updated 12.11.19, 6:30 PM
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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge with party leaders Ashok Chavan and Vijay Wadettiwar after a meeting with the party president Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath, in New Delhi, Monday, November 11, 2019. PTI

Congress leaders deputed by party chief Sonia Gandhi to hold further talks on the issue of government formation in Maharashtra arrived at Y. B. Chavan Centre in south Mumbai on Tuesday evening to meet NCP president Sharad Pawar.

AICC general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge, K. C. Venugopal and Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel would be holding talks with Pawar.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi spoke to Pawar and authorised the three senior party leaders to hold further talks with him, Venugopal had tweeted.

The Shiv Sena on Monday suffered a setback in its efforts to cobble up a non-BJP government in Maharashtra with the Congress at the last moment announcing its decision to hold more talks with ally NCP on supporting the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

On Tuesday, Governor B. K. Koshyari sent a report to the Centre, recommending President's rule in the state which is facing a political impasse since the Assembly poll results of October 24.