The Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress may announce an alliance today to form a government in Maharashtra after a series of meetings in Mumbai. All three parties have decided that a Shiv Sena chief minister will have a full five-year term, the Sena's Sanjay Raut said this morning. It is not certain whether Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will lead the "Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (Maharashtra development front)" government. Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray visited NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his house in Mumbai in a meeting that stretched till midnight. Sources say when Mr Pawar asked Mr Thackeray to take the chief minister's post, he said he would get back to him after consulting party MLAs. The role of Aaditya Thackeray was reportedly also discussed in the meeting. A common minimum programme that can accommodate the vastly different agendas of the Sena and the Congress will be discussed today as the three parties try to find a way of collaborating for the first time.