Sharad Pawar, the President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP,) on the 6th of November, dismissed the speculations about the Party forming an alliance with the Shiv Sena party.
After conducting a meeting with Sanjay Raut, a senior leader of the Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar said, “I don’t have anything to say yet. The BJP and the Shiv Sena got the mandate of people, so they should form the government as soon as possible. Our mandate is to play the role of Opposition.”
On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said in the next 48 hours, they would form the government in Maharashtra and would share “sweet news” with the people.
Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “The sweet news can come anytime. As of now, our priority is to solve farmers’ issues. I appreciate the statement made by Pawar that they will sit in the opposition and the government should be formed soon.”
While Sanjay Raut met Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Kadam of the Shiv Sena party held a meeting with Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
After attending the meeting, Ramdas Kadam said, “This meeting was regarding farmers’ issues. Tomorrow no one can say Shiv Sena did not come for farmers’ problems, so we attended this meeting. We demanded Rs 25,000 per acre compensation for farmers immediately.”
With Sharad Pawar’s statement, it is clear the NCP is not going to form an alliance with the Shiv Sena and would hold the status of Opposition in Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, the meeting between the BJP and the Shiv Sena indicates both the parties are likely to clear their issues and form the Maharashtra Government soon.
Stay tuned for further updates.