If Balasaheb Thackeray were alive, would BJP still be so brave ?: NCP Rohit Pawar

MUMBAI: (NCP) leader Rohit Rajendra Pawar attacked the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance for the delay in government formation saying that recent skirmishes among NDA partners are an insult to democracy .

In a post, he said he respects Balasaheb Thackeray and asked if the BJP would have been so brave if the Shiv Sena The founder was alive today.

is blessed with many leaders who have earned the respect of the people. One such leader was honorable Balasaheb Thackeray. There are many reasons why I respect him. One major reason is his stature in national politics. Before elections, BJP promised to share equal power with Shiv Sena. But now BJP is going against its word. This brings us to the question that had Balasaheb Thackeray been alive today would BJP still be so brave? I wrote.

After emphasizing that he, as a citizen, was worried about the delay in the formation of the government, the leader of the PCN said that the farmers who were already hit by the drought now face the scourge of the rains.

"Rural, as well as urban people, are facing many problems. There is a need to support the common man by forming the government at its earliest. The people have chosen us as the opposition. We have accepted the mandate and started working. But the recent skirmishes between BJP and Shiv Sena are an insult to democracy ," he said.

Rohit Pawar, the nephew grandson of veteran politician Sharad Pawar, won from the constituency of Karjat Jamkhed in the Assembly elections held recently in the state.

Rohit Pawar wondered if the BJP- Shiv Sena alliance will really give a firm government for the next 5 years considering their current differences.

The people have already witnessed their conflicts while they were ruling the state. With numbers on their side, BJP is trying to create hurdles for Shiv Sena and the people have to witness their conflict again. The question remains if there are so many conflicts while deciding the marriage, how will their future be a happy alliance? I have asked.

He also accused the BJP of going back on its promise of sharing equal power with Shiv Sena.

His comments come at a time when NDA allies are involved in a dispute over the formation of government in the state.

The current mandate of the Maharashtra government ends on November 8.

The BJP had emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats in the recently concluded Maharashtra Assembly polls while the Shiv Sena got 56 seats in the 288-member state Assembly.