Mumbai, Oct 30 : Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil on Wednesday said that his party and its ally Congress will sit in the Opposition in the state Assembly, as mandated by people.
Mr Patil's comments came amid talks of the possibility of the NCP backing the Shiv Sena in government formation, as the Uddhav Thackeray-led party's relationship with ally BJP seems to have strained over the issue of power sharing in the next state government.
"We have been asked to sit in the Opposition by the people and we will discharge that duty," Mr Patil said here.
Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who was elected as the party leader in the Assembly today, said that his party will highlight the mistakes committed by the state government.
"We will keep a tab, if the government is working in the right direction. We will ensure there is no injustice meted to any section of the society on the government's watch," Mr Pawar said, implying that it will sit on the Opposition benches. (UNI)