Mumbai, 10 Nov 2019: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Nawab Malik said that they will see if the "Shiv Sena votes against the BJP to pull down the government". He was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on Sunday.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has already invited the BJP to form government in Maharashtra. But, the BJP and its cantankerous ally Shiv Sena have failed to come to an understanding in the state until now.
Mr Malik also said that NCP will try to form an alternate government in the state. "Governor should ensure if BJP has majority or not, otherwise there will be horse trading. Despite that, if BJP forms the government in the state, we are going to vote against BJP on the floor of the House. If the BJP government falls, in the interest of the state we will try to form an alternate government," Nawab Malik told news agency ANI.
NCP, the Sharad Pawar-led part, is keeping a close watch on the developments. NCP has won 54 seats in the state. Nawab Malik also said that the NCP has called for a meeting of its MLAs on November 12, which will also be attended by Sharad Pawar.