As Maharashtra deadlock enters its fourth week, NCP’s Sharad Pawar who has reached New Delhi ahead of his scheduled meeting with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi over government formation in the state continues to remain non-committal over forging alliance with Shiv Sena.
The two are scheduled to meet at 4 PM.
Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): BJP-Shiv Sena fought together, we (NCP) and Congress fought together. They have to choose their path and we will do our politics. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/8RmvFVVnPw
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
Speaking to media, he said, “BJP-Shiv Sena fought together, we (NCP) and Congress fought together. They have to choose their path and we will do our politics.”
#Pawar games on
When asked if NCP-Congress will form government with #ShivSena says: “Yeh aap BJP see poocho, woh saath milkar chunav lade.”
Calls meeting with Sonia Gandhi, a “courtesy meeting”
Meanwhile @rautsanjay61 tells me, “Sarkar *December first week* mein banegi”
— Poulomi Saha (@PoulomiMSaha) November 18, 2019
Shiv Sena, however, is still sure of being part of the government in Maharashtra along with NCP and Shiv Sena.
As per reports, after the core committee meeting of the NCP leaders, NCP’s Nawaz Malik said that the party leaders have decided that the President’s rule should end in Maharashtra and that an alternate government should be formed. Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi will discuss the possibilities and feasibility of forging an alliance with Shiv Sena which has been their ideological opponent.
Pawar on Friday had said that the process to form new government in Maharashtra has begun and it will complete its full term of 5 years. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge had also said that Pawar will meet with Sonia Gandhi and decide the future course of action in Maharashtra.
NCP till now has remained non-committal in forging alliance with Shiv Sena.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has cancelled his trip to Ayodhya he had announced following Ram Janmabhoomi verdict.