Gadchiroli Nov. 7 (District Correspondent) Maharashtra Pradesh NCP (Ajit Pawar) President Sunil Tatkare has justified the alliance of his party with the BJP and Shiv Sena (Shinde) saying it was a political compulsion. Supporting BJP is not a new thing for our party, the proposal was being discussed since 2014, and finally we formed the government with BJP Sena, he told the media persons at the circuit house here this afternoon.
Mr. Tatkare was in the city to attend the workers meet under his party’s new campaign ‘Nirdhar Nav Parvacha’. Mr. Dharmarao Baba Atram, Minister for Food Drugs, Suraj Chavan, Youth congress state President, Ms. Rupali Chakankar, womens NCP State President, Ravindra Wasekar, District NCP chief, Leeladhar Bharadkar, Youth NCP district chief were prominently present at the press conference.
Joining the Shinde-Fadnavis government was not at all a contradictory decision. The allegation of the opponents in this regard is totally misleading. Uddhao Thakre also had made an alliance with the BJP in the name of Hindutva. The congress Party not only gave its approval to form the government in Maharashtra with the shiv Sena but also participated in it, he pointed out.
For the last few years, there has been a practice of politics of alliances and fronts in the country. The leaders and parties have also aligned and participated in the governments with the opposite political ideologies in the past. On such a background, there is nothing new in our party participating in the alliance government.
The NDA will contest the coming Lok Sabha elections jointly and will 45 Lok Sabha seats in the state as all the alliance partners want to see Mr. Narendra Modi becoming Prime minister of the country for the third consecutive time, Tatkare categorically said.
We are committed to give reservation to Maratha community under the legal frame work and necessary modalities are being framed for it. Maratha community took out huge morchas for this demand and their demand will certainly be fulfilled, he stated. It will however be ensured that the OBC reservation is not affected by the Maratha reservation, he added.
Referring to the village panchayat election results in the state, Mr. Tatkare said the BJP has stood first and Ajit Dada led NCP has emerged as the second largest party in these elections. The voters in rural areas have given their mandate to the good work being done by the present government. In Gadchiroli district also, the NCP has fared well, he pointed out.