UnlikelyAlliance between BJP and NCP
No one was expecting to see this in themorning, not even the people in politics. Early this morning, Devendra Fadnavissworn as the CM (Chief Minister) of Maharashtra which was least expected toeveryone.
Ajit Pawar who is a member of NCP(Nationalist Congress Party) took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister ofMaharashtra. NCP is one of the three parties who were working to create analternative alliance. Due to this, the president's Rule which was imposed in Maharashtraon 12th November has been revoked.
Ajit Pawar is the nephew of the Presidentof NCP Sharad Pawar. In an interview, Sharad Pawar said that all all threemembers of a new prospective governing alliance i.e. the Shiv Sena, Congressand NCP wanted Uddhav Thackeray as the CM who is the chief of Shiv Sena. Ajit said that he himself decided to form analliance with BJP
According to the sources of ANI, SharadPawar was the part of the discussion for the government led by Fadnavis and healso gave his approval to Ajit as no decision was taken without the assent ofSharad Pawar.
But later Sharad Pawar gave a statementthat he was not the part of this decision and other NCP leaders were incomplete surprise. Ajit Pawar was supported by 22 of the 54 MLA's of NCP and afew political leaders of Shiv Sena.
Devendra Fadnavis also stated that thestate of Maharashtra needs a stable government, not a "Khichdi" administration.
This news was so unexpected that most ofthe political leaders like Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a senior Congressman tweetedthat the news was fake.
In the state election which was held inOctober, BJP was the largest party with 105 seats, Shiv Sena won 56 seats, NCPwas at the third position with 54 seats and Congress won 44 seats. The combineseats of BJP and NCP takes them well past halfway mark of the total memberassembly seats i.e. 289.
When BJP and Shiv Sena failed to form agovernment, president's rule was imposed in Maharashtra but now an unlikelyalliance is formed between BJP and NCP which was unexpected to all.