Mumbai, November 6: At a press conference held in the city, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar reiterated that BJP and Shiv Sena should form the government as soon as possible without any further delay, while they will take charge as the Opposition. According to an ANI tweet, he said, "Where is the question of a Shiv Sena-NCP government? They (BJP-Shiv Sena) are together for the last 25 years, today or tomorrow they will come together again."
He further added, "I don't have anything to say yet. BJP and Shiv Sena have got the mandate of people, so they should form the government as soon as possible. Our mandate is to play the role of Opposition. There is no other option other than this to avoid President's rule." Maharashtra Government Formation: Shiv Sena Adamant on CM Post; No New Proposal Will Be Sent to BJP, Says Sanjay Raut.
Check ANI tweet:
Sharad Pawar,NCP Chief: I don't have anything to say yet. BJP and Shiv Sena have got the mandate of people, so they should form government as soon as possible. Our mandate is to play the role of Opposition. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/7Yc64DZQ5H
— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2019
Talking about how the farmers are suffering because of Cyclone Maha that damaged their crops, Pawar said, "Centre should help farmers whose crops have been damaged due to rains. I have visited the affected areas and feel that farmers must be provided relief." Highlighting another major issue faced by the farmers spoke about insurance companies not paying for crop damage and that the Finance Ministry should intervene in the matter.
Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena remained adamant on its demand for the chief ministerial post for 2.5 years and equal share in the distribution of portfolios. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party will only discuss what was finalised before the assembly polls and no new proposal will be sent to BJP now.