Cong sidesteps Bhujbal's CM-by-rotation theory
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
"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
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
Congress sources here said "status quoism" was the
most likely formula in Maharashtra as far as selection of a
new leader was concerned.