Congress, NCP will decide together: Sharad Pawar

Amid talks that the NCP and Congress may support the Shiv Sena in government formation in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said whatever be the decision, the two parties will take it together.

The Shiv Sena has been invited by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to stake claim to form government on Monday.

Pawar also said there has been no discussion within his party on the governor's invite to the Sena.

"We (the Congress and NCP) contested the election together. Whatever the decision, we will have to take it together," Pawar told ahead of the NCP's core committee meeting.

The BJP, which is the single largest party in the state with 105 seats, on Sunday decided against staking claim to form government for want of adequate numbers.