A section within the party wondered how NCP would guard its secular credentials by supporting BJP govt in state.
The Sena alleged that Pawar “is known for playing politics of distrust”
A day after BJP reached out to Shiv Sena to bring stability to its government, Pawar warns of mid term elections.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar asked his party workers to be ready for a snap poll in Maharashtra.
Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said that NCP ‘nibbled the state coffers like a mouse’.
The NCP’s criticism, on the other hand, appears to have served only to increase the uncertainty in the Shiv Sena.
Nobody asked us for our support. BJP is free to not accept our support: Sharad Pawar.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar denied claims that any proposal was discussed between Sena and NCP during the meeting.
The NCP needs the BJP to keep its presence in state politics.
Pawar also said the election results showed that NCP’s demand for equal number of seats for an alliance with the Congress was justified.
Pawar said no other combination was feasible going by the number of seats won by major parties.
NCP’s Praful Patel said that his party will support the BJP-led government for stability of Maharshtra.
Rajiv Gandhi sent P A Sangma to assess the Vidarbha situation and as per a recent statement by the latter in Lok Sabha, Rajiv favoured statehood.
The NCP chief also showed a surprising softening of stand towards the Shiv Sena.
He spoke of the recent ceasefire violations in Kashmir and stressed that Modi is ignoring his responsibilities as Prime Minister.