NCP leader asserts ‘Grand Alliance’ less likely

Giving a unexpected twist to the movement which has emerged recently among the opposition parties to create a ‘Grand Alliance’ to fight against the BJP in the upcoming general election, the leader of one of the powerful opposition parties, which has a good support base across the country, NCP President Sharad Pawar, while speaking to a senior journalist of one of the leading national news dailies, has asserted that there was no possibility of a national level ‘Grand Alliance’ before the 2019 general election at this moment. Anyway, there are some indications in his statement that his party would not rule out completely the possibility of the formation of a post-poll alliance.

The senior leader has expressed dissatisfaction in the centralised-decision making framework of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government. He has said that the centralised-decision making framework nourished by the PM would adversely affect the BJP. Anyway, he has not mentioned how it is going to affect the saffron party.

The National Congress Party is a very powerful political organisation based in the commercial capital of the country Mumbai. It has a very strong base in Maharashtra, and has significant presence in several states. Notably, in some states including Kerala, it is an alliance partner of the ruling front.


Vignesh. S. G

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