Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said that BJP-Shiv Sena fought on one side and Congress-NCP fought the election on the other, and stated that each should choose their path in forming government in Maharashtra
New Delhi: In a new twist to the political scenario in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said that the path of NCP-Congress is different from that of BJP-Shiv Sena.
His statement comes at a time when NCP and Congress are mulling over the possibility of forming the government with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.
"BJP-Shiv Sena fought together, we (NCP) and Congress fought together. They have to choose their path, and we will do our politics," Pawar said.
Pawar is slated to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi at 4 pm today, where the two are likely to discuss the prospects of government formation in Maharashtra. However, the leader has termed it a "courtesy meeting".
Maharashtra came under President's Rule last week after parties failed to form government in the state.
BJP, which emerged as the single largest party, could not stake claim to form a government as its ally Shiv Sena remained firm on rotating the chief minister's post and equal sharing of Cabinet berths.
Shiv Sena parted ways with the BJP to explore other means of forming a government. It, however, failed to prove the support of the required number of MLAs in the time given by Governor BS Koshyari.
The Governor had then invited NCP, the third-largest party, to prove its ability to form the government, failing which President's Rule was imposed in the state on Tuesday last week.
The Shiv Sena is now in conversation with the Congress and NCP to form government in the state.
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