SENIOR NCP LEADER SHARAD PAWAR HAS SUGGEST SHIVSENA TO ISSUE A STATEMENT ON RAM MANDIR SAYING THAT SHIVSENA WILL ABIDE SC JUDGMENT AND NO MORE CELEBRATION ON RAM MANDIR VERDICT . PAWAR ALSO TRYING TO CONVINCE CONG FOR OUTSIDE SUPPORT IF NCP SHIVSENA COMBINE CLAIMED FOR GOVERNMENT FORMATION.
SOURCES TOLD TO NEWS MANTRA THAT PAWAR WILL SOON AGAIN MEET TO SONIA .PAWAR USING HIS OLD FRIEND PRANAB MUKHARJEE AND KHARGE TO CONVINCE SONIA TO SUPPORT AS IT WILL BE START OF NON BJP ALLIENCE . PAWAR SUGGESTED THIS WILL GIVE STRONG MSG TO OTHER SMALLER PARTIES IN STATE . SONIA GANDHI ALSO TOLD PAWAR TO GO AHEAD BUT CONG IS NOT IN HURRY TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT .PARTY STILL FOLLOWING WAIT AND WATCH .
MEANWHILE SHARAD PAWAR ANNOUNCED THAT political alternative can be worked out in Maharashtra if the Shiv Sena declared that it has snapped ties with the BJP.
Maharashtra is seeing a stand-off between the Sena and its ally BJP over power sharing after the two parties won a simple majority in the October 21 assembly election.
“Nothing like it if the BJP gives the Shiv Sena chief minister’s post. But if the BJP is refusing, an alternative can be given. But the Sena should declare that it is no longer associated with the BJP and NDA. Alternative can be provided after that,” NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said.
Sources in the Sharad Pawar-led party also said that it told the Sena leadership on Tuesday morning that Mr Sawant, the lone Sena minister in the central government, should resign before a new political alignment for government formation can be explored.
“Arvind Sawant should walk out of the government. Only then NCP will open its cards,” the sources said. No party or alliance has staked claim to form government in Maharashtra after the October 24 poll results, as the BJP and Sena are engaged in a tussle over chief minister’s post.
The NCP will be forced to think about alternative if the BJP-Shiv Sena combine fails to form government, state NCP chief Jayant Patil had said earlier on Tuesday.