Mumbai, Nov 24: Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar posted a tweet that hinted that Sharad Pawar was also on board to support the BJP for government formation in Maharashtra but NCP Chief denied of forming an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata party.
Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday met BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai and reportedly discussed about MLAs supporting the Fadnavis government.
He tweeted that the NCP is with BJP , giving an ample indication that party chief Sharad Pawar was on board with the plan to support the BJP for government formation in Maharashtra.
“Our BJP-NCP alliance shall provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the State and its people. I am in the NCP and shall always be in the NCP and @PawarSpeaks Saheb is our leader,” he tweeted.
“There is absolutely no need to worry, all is well. However a little patience is required. Thank you very much for all your support,” he tweeted.
Sharad Pawar called Ajit Pawar’s statement “false and misleading in order to create confusion”.
“There is no question of forming an alliance with @BJP4Maharashtra. NCP has unanimously decided to ally with @ShivSena & @INCMaharashtra to form the government. Shri Ajit Pawar’s statement is false and misleading in order to create confusion and false perception among the people,” the veteran leader’s tweet read.
Ajit Pawar was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with Devendra Fadnavis, who took oath as the Chief Minister for a second consecutive term, at a hasty ceremony hours after the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena had announced an alliance and said Uddhav Thackeray would be the chief minister.
BJP MP Sanjay Kakade met NCP chief Sharad Pawar on sunday morning before the Supreme Court hearing on a petition filed by the Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party against the centre’s move to end President’s Rule in Maharashtra and the Governor’s move to invite Devendra Fadnavis to form government.
Kakade told the reporters he had “met Sharad Pawar for personal reasons”, news agency ANI reported. Jayant Patil, C hhagan Bhujbal and Baban Shinde were also present at the meeting .
The BJP had also justified the move to revoke President’s Rule in Maharashtra on Saturday.
AFter objection was raised that violation of Constitution as imposition and revocation of President’s Rule has to be cleared by the Union Cabinet, the Bjp argued that it was bypassed through a particular rule in the Allocation of Business Rules 1961 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, vested with special powers, had given the green signal.