Leader of Opposition and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed on Saturday that it was NCP chief Ajit Pawar who approached him to type a authorities in Maharashtra.
In a stunner amid impasse in authorities formation within the state and whereas talks between non-BJP events had been at a complicated stage, Fadnavis and Pawar had been sworn in as CM and deputy CM in a hush-hush ceremony early morning on November 23, the federal government lasting solely 80 hours.
Speaking to information channel Zee 24taas, Fadnavis mentioned Ajit Pawar had assured him of help of all 54 NCP MLAs. “He made me talk to some MLAs who told me they wanted to go with the BJP. Ajit Pawar also told me he had discussed it with (NCP chief) Sharad Pawar.”
“Ajit Pawar approached us and said the NCP doesn’t want to go with the Congress. A three-party government (alsoinvolving the Shiv Sena) can’t run. We (NCP) are ready to go with the BJP for a stable government,” Fadnavis mentioned.
The BJP chief admitted that the move “boomeranged”, however added that “behind the scenes” and “between the lines” tales in regards to the political drama can be revealed within the days to return.
Fadnavis resigned on November 26, paving the best way for a Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi authorities led by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. He additionally mentioned he had nothing to do with the clear chit given to Ajit Pawar within the irrigation rip-off, saying “the ACB affidavit is of November 27, and I resigned on November 26”.
Fadnavis went on so as to add that the ACB affidavit “will not stick (stand) in high court”. In the Assembly ballot, the outcomes of which had been declared on October 24, the BJP gained 105 seats within the 288-member House, the Sena coming second with 56 seats, the NCP getting 54 and the Congress 44 seats.