Prithviraj Chavan meets PM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2010, 21:59 PM IST

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

This was Chavan`s first meeting with Singh after he took
over the reins of Maharashtra government following the ouster
of his predecessor Ashok Chavan in the wake of Adarsha Housing
Society scam.

The new Chief Minister is understood to have apprised
Singh about developments in the state ever since he took
charge of the top post on Thursday.

Chavan had reisnged from Union Council of Minister on
Wednesday.

Chavan also had a meeting with Punjab Governor Shivraj
Patil.

Prithviraj Chavan is in the midst of finalising the list
of his council of ministers and has held consultations with
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee.

Sources said Chavan would make efforts to appoint 23
ministers, the maximum Congress can have under the power-
sharing arrangement with NCP.

NCP has a quota of 21 ministers. Senior NCP leader Ajit
Pawar was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of the state. Nine
NCP leaders also took oath as ministers on Thursday.
Allocation of portfolios was yet to be done.

PTI