Amid intense speculation, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar said Friday that his party will never enter into any alliance with the BJP. He also indicated that the former allies were headed for an ugly face-off in the Maharashtra Assembly polls.
Pawar, on Friday, blamed the Congress for allowing unresolved issues to fester. “Such decisions (of breaking an alliance) do not take place overnight. It takes a build up of issues over the years, which ultimately explode at one point,” he told The Indian Express.
The former Maharashtra Deputy CM also made a veiled attack on the Congress for waging a campaign against his party, “Some sections are deliberately running this false campaign to mislead secular voters in a desperate bid to retain their secular voter base,” he said. Pawar dismissed the allegations about his chief ministerial ambitions and mounted a counter-attack on Chavan’s administrative skills. He denied reports of a rift with his uncle Sharad Pawar over the decision to snap ties with the Congress. Ajit Pawar filed his nomination from Pune’s Baramati seat Friday.