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'Why are you in a hurry'? Jayant Patil says NCP yet to finalise deputy CM

Patil's remark comes in the wake of the Congress also pitching for an additional deputy chief minister's post for itself even if that meant letting go the Assembly Speaker's post to the NCP

Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray
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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray with NCP chief Sharad Pawar | Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India Mumbai
The NCP is yet to decide who from the party will be the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, its state unit president Jayant Patil said on Saturday.

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.

Patil's remark comes in the wake of the Congress also pitching for an additional deputy chief minister's post for itself even if that meant letting go the Assembly Speaker's post to the NCP.

However, sources in the Congress said the party will have to remain

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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 1:44 PM IST

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