PM Narendra Modi wanted BJP-NCP government in Maharashtra, but I said no: Sharad Pawar | India News

PM Narendra Modi wanted BJP-NCP government in Maharashtra, but I said no: Sharad Pawar | India News

PUNE: NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted the BJP and the NCP to come together in the state to form a government in 2019 but he told the PM it was not possible.
Reacting to Pawar’s comments, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, whose party shares power with the NCP and Congress, on Thursday claimed that after the 2019 polls, the BJP was desperate for power and ready to hold anyone’s hand. Raut said they were aware who was talking to whom and, therefore, the BJP did not succeed.
In Mumbai, NCP spokesman Nawab Malik on Thursday said: “Pawar told a public event in Pune on Wednesday that after the 2019 elections, BJP was insisting on formation of government with NCP for providing a stable government. This was followed by a high-level meeting of NCP leaders to consider the proposal. Then, Pawar had submitted that such an arrangement was not possible…the proposal was dropped.”

Assam Press