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NCP talks of outside support to Cong govt

October 18, 2004 16:53 IST

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Monday indicated his party could support a Congress government from outside if the latter insisted on retaining chief ministership.

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"We have said that the 1999 principle [of the largest party getting the chief minister's post] should be accepted and there should be no going back on it. But if they [the Congress] still insist on it [chief ministership] we are not angry. Let them form the government, decide the chief minister. We will give them support from outside for full five years," he told reporters in New Delhi.

He said his party is not hungry for power and will concentrate on building its strength in all parts of the state.
"We have enough youngsters in the party and we can wait for five years," Pawar said.

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Sub: Pawar may support Congress from outside in Maharashtra

If the Congress continues its hypocritic double standards in all political matters, Pawar should consider telling Congress that NCP may seek BJP-Sena support to form ...

Posted by Prof Aggarwala

Sub: NCP talks of outside support

Mr Sharad Pawar is ethically, technically and politically right in claiming CM-ship for his party. It is a good tactic to 'state' outside support to ...

Posted by Vijay Kamat

Sub: Opinion on NCP Claim for CM

Undoubtedly there is a clear picture for the NCP to claim CM post. Not only CM post but they must have Ministries like Home, Revenue,Finance ...

Posted by Balloo Panditrao

Sub: Outside support is a tool to dictate.

A government Running with an outside support is a government on daily wages.

Posted by chanakya

Sub: NCP

For persons like me NCP must be an integral part of the Govt in Maharastra.That is what the masses want.So Sharadji please be there.Congress party ...

Posted by partha biswas


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