'If Balasaheb was alive...': NCP's Rohit Pawar takes dig at BJP amid Maharashtra power tussle
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the prevailing turmoil between the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over the formation of government in Maharashtra, the opposition leaders of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has been continuously hitting out at the BJP for the delay in the government formation. The scuffle between the allies erupted after the Sena demanded CM post for Aaditya Thackeray, according to the 50:50 seat-sharing deal, as decided prior to the assembly elections.
Hitting out at the BJP, NCP leader and grand-nephew of Sharad Pawar, Rohit Rajendra Pawar, accuses the BJP of the delay in government formation and said that the recent conflicts between the NDA allies are an ‘insult to democracy’.
He posted his comments on his Facebook profile and said that he respects Balasaheb Thackeray, and asked if the BJP has dared to do so if the Shiv Sena founder was alive today and running the party.
“Maharashtra is blessed with many leaders who have earned the respect of the people. One such leader was honourable Balasaheb Thackeray. There are many reasons why I respect him. One major reason is his stature in national politics. Before elections, BJP promised to share equal power with Shiv Sena. But now BJP is going against its word. This brings us to the question that had Balasaheb Thackeray been alive today would BJP still be so brave?” he wrote.
“Rural, as well as urban people, are facing many problems. There is a need to support the common man by forming the government at its earliest. The people have chosen us as the opposition. We have accepted the mandate and started working. But the recent skirmishes between BJP and Shiv Sena are an insult to democracy,” he further said.
Rohit Pawar won from the Karjet Jamkhed assembly constituency in the recently concluded Assembly Elections in the state. He wondered if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will really give a firm government for the next 5 years considering their current differences.
“The people have already witnessed their conflicts while they were ruling the state. With numbers on their side, BJP is trying to create hurdles for Shiv Sena and the people have to witness their conflict again. The question remains if there are so many conflicts while deciding the marriage, how will their future be a happy alliance?” he asked in his post.
His comments come at a time when the NDA allies are engaged in a tussle over government formation in the state. The current term of Maharashtra government ends on November 8.
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