NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal came out in defence of Sharad Pawar said that he did not direct anyone to do anyone nor did he agree to anything regarding the Maharashtra government formation on Saturday.
After some major twists in Maharashtra politics, many political analysts have been questioning the involvement of Sharad Pawar in the BJP-NCP sudden alliance.
There have been questions raised on Sharad Pawar as he is a seasoned politician how can he miss a major shift going on in his own party.
“This thing is very clear that Pawar Sahab did not direct anyone to do anything, neither he agreed to anything. If there would have been something, he would have told everyone. Later, he made it clear that whatever has happened is not correct so we have to trust these things. We are the witness to these things,” Bhujbal said while speaking on the government formation in Maharashtra.
Several leaders, including Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal from NCP and Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde, visited the NCP MLAs who are staying at Hyatt hotel here.
He also spoke about the twitter war going on between Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar, he said, “Two parties have been formed. Pawar Sahab is also keeping forward his views like him. People will understand what is right and wrong.”
Ajit Pawar has recently tweeted that he is an NCP leader and Saheb (Sharad Pawar) is the leader.
I am in the NCP and shall always be in the NCP and @PawarSpeaks Saheb is our leader.
Our BJP-NCP alliance shall provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the State and its people.
— Ajit Pawar (@AjitPawarSpeaks) November 24, 2019
After the recent tweet by Sharad Pawar where Pawar said that joining hands with BJP was Ajit Pawar’s personal decisions and not of NCP, Ajit Pawar’s tweet raised questions.
There is no question of forming an alliance with @BJP4Maharashtra.
NCP has unanimously decided to ally with @ShivSena & @INCMaharashtra to form the government. Shri Ajit Pawar’s statement is false and misleading in order to create confusion and false perception among the people.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) November 24, 2019
Bhujbal spoke on the tweets and said that Ajit Pawar is trying to paint a false picture of the party which is not true at all.
Currently, MLAs of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are staying at different hotels in Mumbai to not fall prey to poaching by the BJP.
BJP has already formed the government as Devendra Fadnavis has taken his oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. However, BJP has to pass the floor test now to keep the party in power.
The development happened on Saturday a day after NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress joined hands and Uddhav Thackeray was going to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.