NCP MLAs say that they were misled and taken to Raj Bhavan. According to him, he got a call from NCP leader Ajit Pawar at 12 pm. He told the MLAs that somewhere they have to go for discussion. Only after this the political developments suddenly changed in the state.
NCP MLA Rajendra Shingane: Ajit Pawar had called me to discuss something and from there I was taken with other MLAs to Raj Bhavan. Before we could understand oath ceremony was complete. I rushed to Pawar Sahab and told him I am with Sharad Pawar and NCP. pic.twitter.com/cVJIFfSatw
– ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2019
In the press conference, NCP MLA Rajendra Shingne said, ‘Ajit Pawar called me and said that we have to discuss something. After this I was taken to Raj Bhavan along with other MLAs. Before we could understand anything, the swearing-in ceremony was over. After that I immediately went to Pawar sahib (Sharad Pawar) and informed him about it. I am with Sharad Pawar and NCP.
Shiv Sena and NCP held a joint press conference.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on this that action will be taken against Ajit Pawar as per the procedure for what he has done. The MLAs who went with Ajit are with me. He said that we will form the government in Maharashtra. We will form the government, there is no doubt about it. BJP has secretly formed the government. We have the necessary data to form the government.
On the other hand, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the whole country is watching the game which is going on in the name of democracy. We have respected the mandate. Targeting BJP, he said that we do the work of connecting whereas BJP is doing the work of breaking. This government will not be able to prove majority in the house. Uddhav Thackeray said that whatever we do, we do it in broad daylight. BJP secretly formed the government. He did the same in Bihar and Haryana.