Shiv Sena BJP has to choose their paths
- Speaking to media in Parliament, Sharad said, “BJP-Shiv Sena worked collectively, we (NCP) & Congress worked collectively in the elections. They have to take their path, and we will do our politics.”
- Sharad Pawar will meet Sonia Gandhi now evening to discuss a potential partnership with the Shiv Sena to form a government in Maharashtra.
Ahead of Nationalist Congress supremo Sharad Pawar’s agreement with Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the late on Monday told in Maharashtra the BJP, and Shiv Sena had fought the elections together and “they have to keep their paths”.
Speaking to media in Parliament, Pawar said, “The BJP-Shiv Sena worked together, we (NCP) and Congress worked together in the elections. They have to pick their path, and we will do our politics.”
He said he would meet Sonia Gandhi next in the day at her residence.
Congress sources told in the conference the heads of the NCP and Congress are likely to discuss the next plan of action in politically fractured Maharashtra.
Where President’s rule was required last Tuesday after Shiv Sena parted ways with the BJP and left to move the Governor on gov form, the largest party, BJP, had now expressed its failure to form the government. Pawar, Sonia Gandhi would address prospects of an alliance with the ideologically against Shiv Sena.
Party sources told Congress and NCP, the pre-poll alliance partners, are going on the standard min programme (CMP) with the Shiv Sena for the gov formation.
Congress sources told that before answering yes to the alliance, the party needs Shiv Sena to shed its hardline Hindutva ideology and take a worldly stand on several issues.
He also said the NCP wants the Congress to be part of the government.
Pre-poll allies BJP & Shiv Sena opposed the Oct 21 Assembly polls together. The BJP got 105 out of 288 seats while Shiv Sena managed to win 56 services. However, the alliance came apart after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray asked rotational chief ministerial post, a demand denied by the BJP.
On the other hand, the Congress and the NCP won 44 and 54 seats, respectively in the state. Shiv Sena BJP has to choose their paths.