Ultimately, BJP-Sena will form government in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar
Mumbai : The tussle for power sharing of the CM post is getting deeper day by day with Shiv Sena and BJP not looking to come to a conclusion. But, there are hopes that at some time they will settle things and form the government in Maharashtra.
National Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar said that eventually Shiv Sena and BJP will join hands and form the government.
According to party insiders, the plan is to form the government with Shiv Sena and indirect support of Congress by bringing along independent MLAs and small parties.
However, Pawar clarified they have not received any proposal from the Shiv Sena, and their party is not in touch with the Sena over formation of government. Speaking to a news channel, Pawar said he was sure the BJP-Sena will ultimately come together to form the government. “We are contemplating forming the government with the Sena, but with a rider. The Sena will have to declare they are snapping ties with the BJP. Our opinion is the Sena may use the talks for bargain with the BJP. We have asked them to come clean,” said an NCP leader.
Shiv Sena and NCP together have 110 seats and they will work on getting the 125 seats in coming days.
“The Congress will not be part of the government. It won’t have to give its support from outside. Instead, the party will abstain from voting at the time of proving majority on the floor of the House. This will ultimately reduce the majority figure to 124 or 125 from 145 seats and a minority government can continue,” the leader said further. “Not being part of the Sena-NCP government also suits the Congress,” he added.