Mumbai: Maharashtra Assembly elections, which is due in September 2019, can witness an unexpected friendship.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar, while speaking at a farmers’ convention organised by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), hinted at siding with the Left and Congress for the upcoming elections.
Pawar also lashed out at the BJP for its anti-farmer policies. He said that, though the farmer community is in a crisis situation, the government is not taking any concrete steps to solve their problems and rather the focus is being shifted to Ram temple.
"Be it loan waiver or other policies, this government failed in formulating right policies for farmers. Today problems faced by farmers are not being addressed, only Ram temple is being discussed. This government has worked towards diverting people's attention. We have to be aware of this," he said, as reported.
He also targeted the ruling party over demonetisation, Rafale deal and depletion of agro-production.
The former Union agriculture minister also attacked chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over how his government tackled the drought in Maharashtra.
A few days back, when Pawar was asked whether he would consider contesting in the upcoming elections, he said, "Now no election".