NCP MLA Nawab Malik while speaking to Republic TV, made a huge statement on Sunday by saying that the Shiv Sena has reached out to the NCP to form a government in Maharashtra. On being asked about NCP's engagement with the Shiv Sena, as Sanjay Raut has met Sharad Pawar multiple times, he said, "They are hinting that they want our support, but before taking any decision on what basis they want our support, it should be discussed."
The NCP leader added that "I said it very much clear, without any common minimum programme, the agenda of the future government, we cannot make any decision. Whether they are parting ways from the BJP or not, they have to take a call." Nawab Malik also pointed out the Shiv Sena has to tell the NCP about its claim that they have the support of 175 MLAs. He also said that if Shiv Sena wants NCP's support then they should make a proposal and resign from the NDA.
Earlier while speaking to Republic TV, NCP MP Majeed Memon reacted to the sensational political twist in Maharashtra as BJP informed the Governor about its decision of not forming government in the state on Sunday, and dared the Shiv Sena to stake a claim with NCP and Congress. Memon said that some arrangements or some understandings among parties should be there as nobody wants re-election - hinting that his party may be ready to act.
The NCP leader said, "The deadlock in Maharashtra has brought the political scenario at a point where if we don't agree for some arrangements, some understandings among parties, the only result would be re-elections, which certainly nobody wants, even the people do not want that. So there has to be a set government, democratically set up and BJP although was given the mandate to rule, but since it fell apart from its coalition partner, it is unable to reach the figure of 145 which is required. From 105 to 145 is a long way."
On Sunday, addressing a press conference after meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, BJP leader Chandrakant Patil said that Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena can stake claim to form the government. He said that Sena has betrayed the mandate of the people of Maharashtra.
Our best wishes to ShivSena if they wish to form Government with Congress-NCP:— भाजपा महाराष्ट्र (@BJP4Maharashtra) November 10, 2019
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