Protracted, heated talks with Congress forced Ajit into BJP’s arms: Sharad Pawar


NEW DELHI: Lifting the veil on

Ajit Pawar

’s surprise transfer to ally with BJP to type a 72-hour federal government in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Bash chief

Sharad Pawar

has reported protracted and heated negotiations with Congress irritated his nephew and led him to assert that the governing administration could not be run when talks with Congress have been taking so lengthy and Shiv Sena experienced not even joined the deliberations.

In an interview to a tv channel, Pawar stated although he was informed of Ajit Pawar remaining in conversation with Devendra Fadnavis, he experienced not believed Pawar junior would go so considerably as to sort a government with BJP.

Referring to the heated conversations in excess of ministerial portfolios with Congress leaders on November 22, the evening before Fadnavis’ was sworn in an early morning ceremony, Pawar explained, “Ajit was extremely, extremely unhappy at that heated conversation. Congress was demanding additional portfolios. I walked out. Ajit also walked out and told my colleagues I really do not know how we will be able to perform the up coming day. That night time he had a assembly with Devendra Fadnavis.”

The NCP chief, on the other hand, dismissed speculation that Ajit Pawar’s conclusion to variety the government with BJP had his blessings. He also mentioned “working with Sena is less difficult than operating with BJP”, incorporating that he considered Sena would not carry “Hindutva” into governance.

The NCP chief also indicated Ajit Pawar’s transgression was unlikely to occur in the way of his being appointed deputy CM in the Uddhav Thackeray-led government. “I just cannot say (no matter whether he will be deputy chief minister). It has to be talked over with colleagues. But sizeable customers of the occasion have comprehensive respect for him, even if they are unhappy about him likely to BJP,” Pawar mentioned.