The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Rohit Rajendra Pawar took a dig at BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over the delay in government formation stating the recent skirmishes between the NDA associates are an insult to democracy.
Recently, in a social media post, Pawar stated that, he respected Balasaheb Thackeray and asked if the BJP would have been so brave if the Sena founder was still living today.
"Maharashtra is blessed with many leaders who have earned the respect of the people. One such leader was honourable 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?" he wrote.
Underlining, that he as a citizen was bothered about the delay in government formation, Rohit Rajendra Pawar stated farmers who were hit by drought are now going through the lashing of rain.
"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, who is the grand nephew of Sharad Pawar, won from Karjat Jamkhed seat in the recently conculded Assembly polls in the state.
Rohit Pawar pondered if the BJP-Sena alliance will really furnish a solid government for the next five years bearing in mind their current disparities.
"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?" he asked.
He also accused the BJP of not sticking to its promise of sharing equal power with Shiv Sena.
The current term of Maharashtra government finishes on 8th November.
The BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats in the recently concluded Maharashtra Assembly polls while the Shiv Sena bagged 56 seats in the 288-member state Assembly.