Cong, NCP end deadlock over power sharing

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Mumbai, Nov 6: The Congress and the National Congress Party (NCP) finally ended their deadlock over power sharing in Maharashtra on Thursday evening, Nov 5.

NCP spokesman D P Tripathi said, "As per the formula worked out, the Congress will get 22 ministers plus the chief minister as compared to the NCP's 20."

"The NCP will retain home, finance and power portfolios while negotiations are continuing on some of the other portfolios," Tripathi was quoted by news agency as saying.

Addressing media persons here, Praful Patel, the union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, said that there were no differences now between the Congress-NCP over power sharing.

"There were some adjustments and the matter is resolved now. The swearing-in ceremony will be held simultaneously for the entire team," Patel said.

The Congress also completed its final crucial meeting at 10 pm on Thursday, Nov 5.

After the meeting, senior Congress leader AK Antony told mediapersons, "Our negotiations are over, we have settled everything. The details are being worked out."

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