Unlikely Alliance between BJP and NCP
No one was expecting to see this in the morning, not even the people in politics. Early this morning, Devendra Fadnavis sworn as the CM (Chief Minister) of Maharashtra which was least expected to everyone.
Ajit Pawar who is a member of NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. NCP is one of the three parties who were working to create an alternative alliance. Due to this, the president’s Rule which was imposed in Maharashtra on 12th November has been revoked.
Ajit Pawar is the nephew of the President of NCP Sharad Pawar. In an interview, Sharad Pawar said that all all three members of a new prospective governing alliance i.e. the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP wanted Uddhav Thackeray as the CM who is the chief of Shiv Sena. Ajit said that he himself decided to form an alliance with BJP
According to the sources of ANI, Sharad Pawar was the part of the discussion for the government led by Fadnavis and he also gave his approval to Ajit as no decision was taken without the assent of Sharad Pawar.
But later Sharad Pawar gave a statement that he was not the part of this decision and other NCP leaders were in complete surprise. Ajit Pawar was supported by 22 of the 54 MLA’s of NCP and a few political leaders of Shiv Sena.
Devendra Fadnavis also stated that the state of Maharashtra needs a stable government, not a “Khichdi” administration.
This news was so unexpected that most of the political leaders like Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a senior Congressman tweeted that the news was fake.
In the state election which was held in October, BJP was the largest party with 105 seats, Shiv Sena won 56 seats, NCP was at the third position with 54 seats and Congress won 44 seats. The combine seats of BJP and NCP takes them well past halfway mark of the total member assembly seats i.e. 289.
When BJP and Shiv Sena failed to form a government, president’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra but now an unlikely alliance is formed between BJP and NCP which was unexpected to all.