Although the Shiv Sena said on Thursday that it would participate in future elections in alliance with the NCP, the party led by Sharad Pawar said it was confident that Congress, the NCP and the Shiv Sena would participate in parliamentary elections together and of the Assembly.
“The BJP and Congress are preparing to stand alone in the election. If each party tries to do so, then Shiv Sena and the NCP, keeping Maharashtra’s interests in mind, will challenge the alliance elections. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP leader Sharad Pawar want such an alliance, ”read an editorial by Sena spokesman Saamna.
“Congress is an important part of the government of Maha Vikas Agadhi. However, Congress occupies third place in Maharashtra. MPCC leader Nana Patole, by announcing his own election candidacy, tried to inspire confidence in the party base, ”the editorial read.
Patole doesn’t seem to have any confusion in his mind as to who will be the next chief minister, according to the Sena spokesperson. Patole confidently declared that Congress will come to power and that the Chief Minister will also belong to Congress. There is no confusion in his mind as to who will be the chief minister. He said he will be the chief minister if the party gives him permission. But Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has said that the party that obtains the elections of 145 deputies will form the government and also have its chief minister … There is nothing wrong with having big political ambitions in politics, but if you don’t have the numbers, what is the use of all the songs and dances?
Shiv Sena has also ruled out an alliance with the BJP. “BJP leader Raosaheb Danve said the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was not possible in the future. Therefore, the BJP will have to stand alone in the elections… ”, reads the editorial.
“Danve said that in politics there are no enemies and permanent friends. This is absolutely true… .Danve is the prominent leader of the party. Everything he says cannot be ignored. The 2024 elections are still a long way off. But the major political parties raise the election scarecrow. Are they trying to make an effort to hold an election earlier than expected? In Maharashtra, no party wants to enter into an alliance with the BJP. Therefore, it is inevitable that the BJP will stand alone in the elections, ”the editorial read.
On the position taken by Shiv Sena, NCP spokesperson Umesh Patil said: “It is true that the CM and our party leader have talked about participating in the elections together as an alliance. Sena is a party that keeps its word. Although the Shiv Sena says the Sena and NCP will fight for future elections, the NCP will take Congress along with other smaller parties that are part of Maha Vikas Agadhi’s government. We are convinced that the legislative and legislative elections will be conducted in alliance by the Congress, the PCN and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. “
Patil said Patole’s statement is important from his party’s perspective. “If Patole says Congress will stand alone in the election, that means he is trying to raise hopes among the party base. Otherwise, the leaders who know about that particular seat will go to the alliance partners and then switch sides. We believe his statement is aimed at strengthening Congress, ”Patil said.
Last week NCP chief and deputy chief deputy minister Ajit Pawar said the three parties came together after Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi made the decision to form the government. “In the future too, they will take the decision on the alliance of the three parties,” he said.