Sharad Pawar's formula to replace Narendra Modi as PM
New Delhi : Sharad Pawar has suggested a formula that will give opposition a chance to get its hold on the Prime Minister leadership in upcoming 2019 polls. Party with maximum votes will get a chance to choose who will become Prime Minister of India.
"Let elections take place, remove these people ( BJP) from power. We will sit together. Whichever party has got more seats can claim the prime minister's post," Mr Pawar said.
"I am happy that the Congress leader ( Rahul Gandhi) has also said he is not in the race for the prime minister's post," the 78-year-old leader added while addressing party leaders at a meeting in Mumbai.
With less than a year to go in polls, Opposition parties are still looking for ways to defeat strong Bharatiya Janata Party. Sharad Pawar accepted that individual fight would be difficult but a united opposition can make it possible.
Indicating that he was ready to pick up the slack, Mr Pawar said he would "try to go to each state and make regional parties which are not with the BJP to join us (the opposition alliance)".
"Congress is strong in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. In Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati-Akhilesh are there. Situation is different in each state. Hence, we will have to get along with parties which are strong in each state," Mr Pawar added.