‘Will Continue To Support Shiv Sena… Their Internal Matter’: Pawar On Maharashtra Crisis

New Delhi: Amid the recent political developments in Maharashtra which have given an opportunity to the opposition to call it a crisis, NCP chief Sharad Pawar addressed a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Pawar said that this is the third attempt by opposition parties to topple the government in the last 2.5 years.

On being asked by reporters if he is open to alliance with any other party of the Uddhav Thackeray government falls, Pawar said that NCP will continue to support Shiv Sena “no matter what.”

However, speaking on the issue that Eknath Shinde has left Maharashtra and is currently in a 5-star hotel in Surat with 25 other MLAs, Pawar said that “this is Shiv Sena’s internal matter and they will resolve it.”

He added that Shiv Sena will be informing about the updates to NCP in the evening as Maharashtra CM is holding a meeting with Sena MLAs.

Speaking on the performance of leaders in the Maharashtra Municipal polls and said that they are reviewing what went wrong.

This comes after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held an emergency meeting with the party MLAs at his residence.

Multiple media reports have suggested that there is a rift going on between the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance after the Legislative Council election result on Monday. The ‘political crisis’ emerged after the ruling Shiv Sena faced defeat in the biennial elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged five seats, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena won two each while Congress was able to clinch one seat out of the total 10 seats.

On Tuesday morning, Shiv Sena’s prominent leader and Maharashtra Minister went ‘out of reach’  and ABP News sources suggested that the minister along with 25 MLAs is holed up in a five-star hotel in Gujarat’s Surat city. Shinde after reportedly being upset amid allegations of cross-voting.