Within an hour after meeting Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar confirmed that the NCP-Congress alliance will not make any attempts to form a government in Maharashtra.
Holding a press conference, Sharad Pawar confirmed that the Congress-NCP alliance will sit in the opposition in Maharashtra. He also urged the Shiv Sena and BJP to respect the people’s mandate and form the government soon.
“I don’t have anything to say yet. BJP and Shiv Sena have got the mandate of people, so they should form the government as soon as possible. Our mandate is to play the role of Opposition,” Sharad Pawar said.
Sharad Pawar,NCP Chief: There is only one option, which is that the BJP and Shiv Sena should form the government. There is no other option other than this to avoid President’s rule. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/msAzLMpTHM
— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2019
Ending the speculations of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena coming together to form government in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar said the NCP will not join hands with Shiv Sena and said he was confident that they will form a government soon.
“Where is the question of a Shiv Sena-NCP government? They(BJP-Shiv Sena) are together for the last 25 years, today or tomorrow they will come together again,” NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.
Pawar further added that Sanjay Raut met him today to discuss the upcoming Rajya Sabha session. “There are some issues we discussed on which we can have a similar stand,” said Pawar.
Sharad Pawar’s statement comes a day after senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had met NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai yesterday.
A deadlock has appeared between BJP and the Shiv Sena over the power-sharing agreement to form a new government in the state. The state went to assembly polls in October in which BJP has won 105 seats, Shiv Sena won 56 seats, while NCP and Congress won 54 and 44 seats respectively.