NCP leader Nawab Malik calimed that the tripartite front has the support of 165 MLAs. “53 NCP MLAs are with us. Ajit Pawar has made a mistake and he should resign,” he said.
Malik added that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis must realise that he does not have a majority and his government will be defeated in the floor test if he doesn’t resign.
He tweeted a message in Hindi saying, “We will succeed.”
अगर फलक को जिद है बिजलियाँ गिराने की,
तो हमें भी जिद है वहीं पर आशियाँ बसाने की …
हम होंगें कामयाब ।@NCPspeaks @MumbaiNCP
Meanwhile Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that by disregarding the institutions and Constitution, the BJP is repeating in Maharashtra what they did after the Karnataka polls.
Blaming the BJP and Centre for offering no help even after 12,000 farmers committed suicide in the state, she asked if the party is now reaching a stage where it is ‘openly kidnapping the mandate’.
टीवी दिखा रहा है कि भाजपा महाराष्ट्र में संस्थाओं, संविधान को ठेंगा दिखाते हुए कर्नाटक का खेल फिर से दोहराना चाह रही है।
महाराष्ट्र में 12000 किसानों ने आत्महत्या कर ली। उनके लिए भाजपा सरकार की जेब से तो मदद नहीं निकली।
क्या हम जनादेश के खुले अपहरण के दौर में पहुँच चुके हैं?
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 25, 2019
NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal said on Sunday night that only one or two of the party MLAs were not there at the Grand Hyatt hotel. He added with Ajit Pawar’s defection, two parties have been formed. “Pawar sahab (Sharad Pawar) is keeping his views forward and people will understand what is right and what is wrong,” he told.
Meanwhile, Jayant Patil said after Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar’s meeting that “a government formed at night will end to be at night. Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister are there, so they are meeting each other. They both will divide all the portfolios among themselves. After remaining ensconced in his south Mumbai residence throughout Sunday, NCP leader and newly-anointed deputy CM Ajit Pawar met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis late night and held closed-door discussions.
Senior BJP leaders Chandrakant Patil, Vinod Tawade and Girish Mahajan attended the meeting held at the official residence of the chief minister, party sources.
A late night tweet from the CMO Maharashtra, however, said the CM and the Deputy CM discussed various measures for rain-hit farmers.