Cong sidesteps Bhujbal`s CM-by-rotation theory
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 21:54
New Delhi: Sidestepping NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's view on sharing the Chief Minister's post by rotation in Maharashtra, Congress on Tuesday said leaders of both the parties would sit together and decide about partnership in government.

"Leaders of both parties (NCP and Congress) would sit together and decide about the partnership in government after the polls," Congress spokesman and AICC Secretary in-charge of Maharashtra Mohan Prakash told reporters here.

Prakash said "he (Bhujbal) should first talk about it (rotation of CM post) to his party".

In Mumbai, Bhujbal said "in case the Congress-NCP government is voted back to power, Congress and NCP should share the chief minister's post for two-and-a-half years each."

Bhujbal said "NCP also has capable leaders who can shoulder the responsibility of the chief minister's post."

The remarks by Prakash came in the backdrop of hectic lobbying in Delhi by Congress leaders for CM's post. Counting of votes in assembly elections would be held on October 22.

Congress sources here said "status quoism" was the most likely formula in Maharashtra as far as selection of a new leader was concerned.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 21:54

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