Power-sharing With Sena In Maharashtra Fatal For Cong-NCP: Nirupam


Sanjay Nirupam speaking about the government formation in Maharashtra has said that govt formed by Cong-NCP with Shiv Sena's support will be fatal for the party

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:
Sanjay Nirupam

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam speaking about the government formation in Maharashtra on Sunday has stated that a government formed by Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is only a figment of the imagination. Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, "Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra is a figment of the imagination. If we want to convert that imagination into reality, it won't be possible without Shiv Sena's support and if we take Shiv Sena's support, it will be fatal for Congress." Earlier in the day, the Congress senior leader took to Twitter to share his views about the government formation in Maharashtra.

'Disastrous move for the party'

Deora pitches for NCP-Congress Maha Govt

Nirupam's statement came shortly after Milind Deora, adding to the 'Maha'-confusion, on Sunday, suggested that the Governor should invite NCP-Congress to form the next Maharashtra government as the Mahayuti has failed to do so. This suggestion comes a day after Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited BJP to form the government in the state by Monday. Congress MLAs too are reportedly in favour of supporting Shiv Sena to keep out the BJP from coming to power again.

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Sena backs Congress

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that the party is ready to form a government if 'no one is ready to form government', hinting at a Cong-NCP-Sena alliance. He also openly backed the Congress and NCP, praising senior leaders Sharad Pawar and Yashwantrao Chavan's contributions. But bizarrely, he also backed a Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra. "Congress is not the enemy of the state. All parties have differences on some issues. I think people of Maharashtra will welcome Congress' move of forming a government," he said to ANI.

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