New Delhi, June 21 (Agency)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday alleged that a third attempt has been made to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, but expressed confidence that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will handle the situation. Pawar, who played a key role in the formation of the MVA, said the government would complete its five-year term and ruled out the option of allying with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in case the government falls in the state. He said he would meet Thackeray later in the day and leave for Mumbai soon after attending an opposition meeting on the selection of a joint candidate of the opposition parties for the presidential election. “There is no difference of opinion in the alliance and everyone has full faith in Thackeray’s leadership,” Pawar told reporters. ‘ He said the party would support Shiv Sena. Pawar said Eknath Shinde, who rebelled along with some MLAs, never told him anything about his ambitions to become the chief minister.