More talks needed in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar after meeting Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at her home in Delhi on Monday evening and discussed the political twists and turns surrounding the Maharashtra politics.
After a 45-minute long meeting, the NCP chief said, "We have to sort out some more issues, we have not discussed forming an alliance with any party yet."
Sharad Pawar also rubbished the reports speculating a merger of NCP and BJP in Maharashtra for the government formation. BJP has 105 seats in the state, Shiv Sena has 56 and NCP has 54 seats in their accounts.
"There is no question of supporting the BJP. We will have discussions with the Congress," said Sharad Pawar, adding there was plenty of time to do so after President's Rule had been imposed in the state last week.
He also denied any discussion on the matter with Shiv Sena either. Asked whether Sonia Gandhi was still opposed to the idea, he said: "There was no talk of government formation. This meeting was all about discussing matters of Congress and NCP."
"Sharad Pawar briefed her on the situation in Maharashtra. It was decided that in a day or two, representatives from the NCP and Congress will meet in Delhi to discuss the way forward," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.