Mumbai: Shiv Sena has decided to leave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA at the Center and will form a government in Maharashtra with the support of the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Shiv Sena’s MP Sanjay Raut Said on Monday. Pointing out that the runaway party is nearing a compromise with the Congress- Nationalist Congress Party, Sanjay Raut emphasized that it was “a critical moment” for both opposition parties.
“Now we have taken the first step … it is up to them to take appropriate steps to create a joint minimum program-oriented government that is acceptable to all parties,” Sanjay Raut said so far However, the opposition’s NCP appeared to be playing coy and clearly refusing to support Sina’s position.
“We have no mandate. Those who have a mandate do this. Our position has been made clear many times. Governing is not an easy task, and many issues come into the picture. We still have no alliance or agreement with anyone. They don’t have. ” NCP senior leader Parful Patel said. Expressing the sincerity of Shiv Sena’s intention, Sanjay Raut pointed out that party president Uddhav Thackeray has already directed Shiv Sena’s only nominee in the central cabinet, heavy industry minister Arvind Sawant, to step down.
“Given the recent events and objectionable statements of the Bharatiya Janata Party, it is clear that they want to keep us out of power. So what is the benefit of continuing with the NDA?” Raut did not explicitly say that the Sena – BJP alliance is over – as Congress-NCP has called for its support. Patel maintained that there was no discussion yet and that the party would decide on the matter after detailed discussion on all aspects of the rapidly changing scenario, with party supremo Sharad Pawar on Monday morning. ۔ Congress leaders were likely to discuss progress at a meeting with party chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi at the end of the day.