Get ready for early elections in 2020: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

As Congress gets ready to back Shiv Sena from outside in Maharashtra, party leader Sanjay Nirupam has expressed reservations several times on the issue

Get ready for early elections in 2020: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Monday warned of the possibility of "political instability" in the state saying that the next elections may be carried out soon. Nirupam on Monday took to Twitter and said that the possibility of an early election and political instability in Maharashtra can’t be ruled out. The next election can happen in the year 2020.

As the tussle between Shiv Sena and its ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intensifies over power-sharing, the deadlock over government still remains. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited Sena to stake claim after BJP refused to form government citing that they don’t have the numbers. 

Shiv Sena needs the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress alliance to stake claim to form the government in Maharashtra. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has expressed his reservations several times on the issue. 

Nirupam on Sunday said that the alliance of NCP and Congress with Shiv Sena will be “disastrous move”. Earlier, Nirupam had said that Congress should not get involved with the ongoing Shiv Sena and BJP drama as it will affect the party and its ideology. 

Congress is likely to support Shiv Sena from outside and party’s leaders from Maharashtra will meet Sonia Gandhi in Delhi this afternoon. NCP, on the other hand, said that they will support “stable government” in the state.

Mumbai NCP President Nawab Malik on Monday said that they have not taken the final decision of backing the Shiv Sena to form government in Maharashtra. Moreover, Congress' decision is also important. 

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We will make the decision on this matter together. The different ideological parties are come together because of unexpected political situations in Maharashtra. We have to give the stable government," said Malik.