Mumbai, Feb. 15 -- The differences between the Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), partners in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government who didn't agree on allowing the Centre to probe the Elgar Parishad case, are likely to increase further over the constitution of a committee to probe allegations of phone-tapping by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Although home minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh announced the constitution of the committee on February 3, the home department is yet to issue an order. The issue was discussed in an informal meeting after the cabinet discussion on Wednesday.

Deshmukh had announced the committee of additional chief secretary (home) Shrikant Singh and joint commissioner...