Amid Maharashtra deadlock, PM Narendra Modi praises Sharad Pawar-led NCP in Rajya Sabha

Earlier, there were speculations that NCP might join hands with the BJP to form government in Maharashtra. However, NCP chief Sharad Pawar denied the same.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on the first day of the winter session of Parliament for strictly “adhering to parliamentary norms”.

While addressing the upper house on the occasion of the 250th session of Rajya Sabha, Narendra Modi praised Sharad Pawar-led NCP and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for showing discipline during parliamentary proceedings.

Today I want to appreciate two parties, NCP and BJD. These parties have strictly adhered to parliamentary norms and other parties (including BJP) should learn from them,” said PM Modi.

PM Modi further said that the two parties have never entered ‘Well of House’ to protest and it has not affected their politics. “Without going into the well, they have raised their points effectively,” said Modi.

This comes amid the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra where the government formation has been stalled. As the Shiv Sena and BJP alliance failed to form the government, the President’s rule has been imposed in the state.

Shiv Sena and BJP headed for a tussle over power-sharing after the declaration of assembly election results in Maharashtra. After which, Sena has sought the support of NCP and Congress to form a “stable government” in the state.

Earlier, there were speculations that NCP might join hands with the BJP to form government in Maharashtra. However, NCP chief Sharad Pawar denied the same.

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On Monday, Sharad Pawar met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and held a meeting for 45 minutes to discuss the ongoing political situation in Maharashtra. Keeping his cards close, Pawar stated that they have not discussed an alliance with Shiv Sena.

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