Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said on Saturday that the Congress is part of the coalition government formed in the state and should also be heard while taking decisions. Chavan while talking to the media said that there is a need to balance between the three parties that form the government in Maharashtra.
The NCP and Congress are partners in the government headed by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in the state . He has formed the Mahavikas Aghadi Alliance. The Congress leader said that the three parties have come together on a common minimum program and are bound by the constitution of the country. There will be no agreement on this. Asked whether he or Prithviraj Chavan would be part of the Thackeray-led government, he said it was the prerogative of the Congress leadership to decide on it.
Ashok Chavan said, 'This is not about me or Prithviraj Chavan. The party leadership must ensure that there is balance. Congress needs to be vocal and its voice should be heard in decision making. On the question about the dispute in the allocation of ministries, he said that there is no dispute on the allocation of departments. 70-80 percent of the departments have an opinion. Regarding some departments, the three parties feel that they should get it. It is the privilege of the Chief Minister to resolve it. He said that consultations are going on and there is no dispute or delay in allocation.