3 parties will come together; Congress-NCP to decide ministerial berths first: Ajit Pawar


    Radhika Dhawad | Nov 13, 2019 12:56

    A day after President’s Rule was imposed in Maharashtra, NCP leader Ajit Pawar today said that three parties would come together.
    Ajit Pawar (Photo: NN/file photo)

    A day after President’s Rule was imposed in Maharashtra, NCP leader Ajit Pawar today said that three parties would come together.

    ANI quoted Pawar, “If there is a situation of defection, three parties – A, B and C – will decide to back one common candidate then no one can defeat us. We three parties – A, B and C – will get together.”

    He added, “NCP had given a letter to the Governor seeking an extension of three days as Congress leaders were not here and situation was different in the morning. We wanted more time for the entire procedure of formation of government.”

    Pawar on Wednesday told media persons in Mumbai, “First, Congress and NCP will fine-tune understanding between them and finalise distribution of ministerial berths. Once it is done, then party seniors will take the call on Shiv Sena.”

    When asked about BJP leader Narayan Rane’s statement that the Congress is fooling Shiv Sena, ANI quoted Pawar by saying, “We all know how seriously we should take Narayan Rane. When Ahmed Patel himself has told the media everything, we do not need to pay attention to what Rane says.”

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