Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday took a dig at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar and asked if he wanted to sit in the Opposition by joining the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Pawar and his lieutenant Praful Patel have been hinting at going it alone in the next Lok Sabha elections. Patel even had said in Mumbai last week that the party had the NDA option open. The NCP is reportedly not happy with the treatment the UPA has been meting out to it. Pawar had said on Sunday that it was high time for his party to think of other options.
The chief minister said that the results of the last Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were enough to talk about the Congress’ position. “Our performance in both the elections has been stronger than that of the NCP,” he added.
Asked about the NCP’s statement about the NDA option, Chavan asked if Pawar wanted to sit in the Opposition.