PANJIM: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said Congress and his party are being reduced in strength because there is no alliance between the two parties.
“In the last 15 years, Congress and NCP have worked together. We have ruled together. This election in Maharashtra too we were planning to be together, but at the last minute Congress took a different stand because they were not ready to accept our suggestions on the number of constituencies,” Pawar said.
He said the Congress and NCP strength in Maharashtra is equal to BJP’s and in the municipal elections, Congress and NCP together had a bigger share than BJP.
Speaking on demonetisation, Pawar said it has seriously affected employment in the country and BJP is responsible for this. “A sizable number of people have become unemployed. We will take this issue to the people and they will react to it,” he said.
Pawar said NCP won’t align with BJP even if they need some MLAs to form a government in Goa. “Whatever seats we get, we will support secular forces,” he said.
Pawar also reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement of finishing Congress.