New Delhi, December 30
Confident that any attempt by the BJP to bring down the Maharashtra Government won’t succeed, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has asserted that the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi dispensation is stable and it will continue to rule the state.
He also slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) action against leaders of the ruling alliance and their family members as “misuse of authority”. “It has been a year now (since the Thackeray-led MVA government assumed office)… they (BJP) were to bring down the government in two months, then they were to do so in six months, then in eight months. But, nothing will happen,” Pawar said in an interview. “It is a stable government and it will continue,” he said.
The MVA government comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress completed a year last month. All through this period, various BJP leaders have been saying that the government will collapse, citing ideological differences among the alliance partners.
The BJP and Shiv Sena had contested the 2019 Assembly poll together, but their alliance fell through over the issue of chief ministership.
It was Pawar who is said to have then rallied Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress together to form the MVA government.
When asked about the ED notice to Sanjay Raut’s wife, Pawar said, “This is a misuse of authority.” — PTI