Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday called on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at his official residence. It is expected that they would discuss various issues related to the state government. An NCP worker said the municipality reached Thackeray’s official bungalow ‘Barsha’ at 12:45 pm. Details of the meeting are not yet available. The Thackeray-led Maha Bikash Aghadi (MVA) government includes the NCP, Shiv Sena and the Congress. Thackeray is also the president of Shiv Sena.
Among several issues, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) launched an investigation against former Central Home Minister Anil Deshmukh after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed an FIR against him alleging corruption and abuse of office. . The ED recently summoned Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Anil Parab for questioning in a money laundering case against Deshmukh.
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In addition to these, the two leaders may also discuss the nomination of 12 members to the state legislature from the governor quota, an NCP worker said. Earlier this month, Chief Minister Thackeray, along with state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat, met with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiari to approve 12 names.
He said the demand for restoration of conservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local bodies and the catastrophic rains in the Marathwada region of the state could also be discussed at the meeting.
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