Dismissing hypothesis concerning the NCP and BJP coming collectively which was fueled by a gathering in Delhi between occasion chief Sharad Pawar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra minister and NCP chief Nawab Malik on Saturday stated the 2 events are like two ends of a river that may by no means unite.
During their almost hourly-long assembly, Mr Pawar and PM Modi held talks on numerous points together with the Banking Amendments Act and the cooperative sector.
“The NCP can by no means be a part of arms with the BJP as a result of each the events are ideologically totally different. The BJP and NCP are two ends of a river that can’t come collectively so long as there may be water within the river,” the NCP spokesperson instructed reporters right here.
Mr Malik stated there isn’t a fact in such rumors.
The Sharad Pawar-led occasion is without doubt one of the constituents, together with the Congress, within the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities in Maharashtra.
Notably, the NCP had provided exterior help to the BJP to kind a authorities in Maharashtra after the 2014 meeting elections “within the curiosity and growth of the state”. However, the BJP had come to energy with the help of the Shiv Sena.
The allies fell out after the 2019 Assembly elections after the Uddhav Thackeray-led occasion staked declare to the put up of the chief minister. The Sena then joined arms with the NCP and Congress to kind the MVA authorities in November 2019 with Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister.
“The definition of nationalism is totally different for the NCP and the BJP,” Mr Malik stated, including the MVA authorities is working advantageous. “Some persons are giving dates for toppling the MVA authorities however their prediction won’t ever come true,” he stated with out taking any names.
Hitting out on the BJP, Mr Malik in contrast the occasion with a “washer”.
“The BJP is sort of a washer the place a dacoit may also turn into a saint,” he stated whereas accusing the BJP of utilizing Central investigating businesses to drive leaders of different events to modify sides.
“NCP leaders do not concern notices by ED as a result of they know they haven’t accomplished something flawed. Our leaders have not met PM Modi or (Union dwelling minister Amit) Amit Shah asking them to cease the probe,” he stated.
At current, senior NCP chief and former Maharashtra dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in reference to a cash laundering case in step with a CBI probe into corruption raised in opposition to him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.