New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday (April 6) called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held a one-on-one meeting, triggering a buzz in political circles.
The meeting, which was held in Parliament, lasted for about 20 minutes and came in the backdrop of the Enforcement Directorate initiating actions against Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) leaders in Maharashtra, especially those from Pawar’s NCP and Shiv Sena.
Though the NCP has not put out an official statement so far, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar downplayed the meeting, “I have no information about the meeting…I can comment only when I get some information, but the country’s Prime Minister and the leader of a national party can meet to discuss development issues.”
“There are some important issues on which discussion is required…they must have taken those up. But I don’t know what they discussed,” Ajit Pawar said.
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “The meeting between the two leaders only highlights the fact that despite ED action against NCP leaders, there is no bitterness between BJP and NCP.”
Shiv Sena had ditched BJP after the 2019 assembly polls in Maharashtra and joined hands with NCP and Congress to form a coalition government.