NCP supremo Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi; apprises her of political situation in Maharashtra

sharad pawar meets sonia gandhi

In an interesting development to the Maharashtra politics, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar met the Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday.

The talks were held in the national capital as the Mahastras state plunges deep into the state of political uncertainty. It has also been speculated that NCP might join hands with the Congress party and may form the government, if possible. On the other hand, he urged the parties to come and form the government soon, which has a comfortable majority in the state.

On being asked about the new Chief Minister of the state, Sharad Pawar certainly denied his comeback. The leader also iterated his strong position of sitting in opposition as stated earlier. Clearing his stand on the Shiv Sena reaching NCP for better opportunities, he said that everything is serious and there is no gimmick going on.

Speaking to News18, he said, “I have observed that the Shiv Sena is consistently criticizing the BJP as they want to lead the government in Maharashtra. I informed Congress chief about the situation and ground reality in Maharashtra. I am returning to Maharashtra and will hold talks with my party colleagues”.

The NCP chief said that he has not been contacted by any Shiv Sena leader. But party leader Ajit Pawar said on Monday, that Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had contacted him via message.

Speaking on the comments of a BJP MLA regarding the imposition of President’s rule in the state, Sharad Pawar said that President rule is not an option. He further added, “Those who have got mandate and numbers should come forward and form the government. Maharashtra is facing the problem of excess rainfall, which should be addressed at the earliest“.

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