‘India’ alliance likely to meet in Delhi on Wednesday: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that the leaders of the ‘India’ alliance will meet in Delhi on Wednesday to decide the future strategy. He also said that the opposition alliance is unlikely to form the government.

Amid trends in Lok Sabha election counting indicating that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not get a majority on its own, Pawar told a press conference here that contrary to media reports, he has not spoken to Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar or Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu.

Pawar said, “I have spoken to (Congress President) Mallikarjun Kharge and (CPI-M leader) Sitaram Yechury. A final decision is expected by this evening. Accordingly, I will go to Delhi.” When asked who will be the next Prime Minister, Pawar said, “We have not thought about it.”

He said, “I am not sure whether the India alliance can form the government or not. We will hold a meeting tomorrow and decide on the future strategy by consensus.” Pawar said that the results of Uttar Pradesh have given a new direction to the ‘India’ alliance.

He mentioned that even where the BJP is winning, its margin of victory has reduced compared to last time. He also expressed satisfaction over his party’s performance, saying it contested 10 seats, of which it is leading in seven.

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