In an unpredicted move, NCP leader Sharad Pawar held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The meeting saw Sharad Pawar submitting a letter to PM Modi which sought his “urgent intervention” in the ongoing agricultural crisis in Maharashtra.
Sharad Pawar requested the Prime Minister to provide relief to distressed farmers. He also said that he is collecting the data regarding the same.
The meeting was though focused on the discussion of the agrarian crisis in the state, though some of the saffron party workers hailed this meeting as an advancement to the government formation in Maharashtra. However the Congress leader from the state, Prithviraj Chavan said that NCP and Congress party are almost ready with the final decision.
Prithviraj Chavan, Congress: Congress & NCP have completed discussions on all issues. There is complete unanimity. Tomorrow in Mumbai, we will have meeting with our other alliance parties. Later in the day, we will have discussion with Shiv Sena. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/Fkpx3PshL0
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2019
According to some unclaimed reports, it has also been speculated that Bhartiya Janta Party might offer Sharad Pawar the post of President of India. Some believe that NCP and BJP maybe are trying to seal a deal behind closed doors.
Previously, PM Modi had also praised the NCP’s performance in the Rajya Sabha at the beginning of the Winter Session for their dedication and adherence to the parliamentary norms.
Earlier, Sharad Pawar also had a meeting with Congress interim president, Sonia Gandhi to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra. He said, that both the parties are keeping an eye on the situation as it develops. Speaking to the reporters of Times of India, he said, “We will keep eye on the situation in Maharashtra, Congress and NCP leaders will hold further talks on the future course of action.”