True NCP Member Never Join Hands with BJP: Sharad Pawar


Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that all MLAs of his party had endorsed a Sena-led government.

Addressing a press conference on the Maharashtra coup, in which his nephew Ajit Pawar took oath along with the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis said, “A true NCP member will never join hands with the BJP.” He said that 10-11 MLAs of his party had gone with Ajit Pawar.

The two leaders, however, broke their silence hours after the massive coup in which Fadnavis took oath as Chief Minister in the early hours of Saturday, with the NCP’s Ajit Pawar as his deput.

It was just hours ago, that the NCP had pledged support to a Shiv Sena-led alliance along with the Congress. Pawar said that he had received a call in the morning at 6.30 am that a meeting was called at Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s house.

Pawar further stated that except Ajit Apawar, none of the 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, said Pawar. 

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