The NCP is yet to decide who from the party will be the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra.
The deputy chief minister’s post has come the NCP’s way as per the power-sharing formula in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, while the Congress has got the Assembly Speaker’s post.
Congress party will have to remain content with the Speaker’s post as there will now be only one deputy chief minister in the Thackeray government.
“The deputy chief minister will be from the NCP. But Pawar Saheb will decide who will hold that post. That decision is yet to be taken”, NCP state unit president Jayant Patil said on Saturday.