A true NCP member will never join hands with BJP: Sharad Pawar
New Delhi : Addressing a press conference after surprise twist in the Maharashtra politics, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar said all its MLAs had endorsed a Sena-led government in the state. "A true NCP member will never join hands with the BJP," he said, saying that 10-11 MLAs of his party had gone with Ajit Pawar.
Sharad Pawar addressed a joint press conference with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai. On Saturday morning Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ajit Pawar became the deputy CM of the state.
Hours after NCP pledged to support Sena-led government in alliance with the Congress in the state. Sharad Pawar said that he received a call in the morning at 6.30 am that a meeting was called at Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's house.
"Except Ajit Pawar, none of the other NCP MLAs went for the swearing in ceremony. The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance is still active. All the elected MLAs have given their support to this alliance," Sharad Pawar said.