NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said talks are on with like-minded parties to give a joint fight to oust BJP from power in next month’s Assembly elections in the coastal state.
NCP leader Praful Patel, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut are talking with local Congress leaders there, Pawar told reporters.
There is a common thinking that BJP should be defeated there and talks are in progress with like-minded parties, he said.
Our desire is that parivartan (change) is needed in Goa. There is a need to oust BJP from power there, he said.
The NCP chief said his party will contest ensuing elections in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Goa.
BJP would like to contest the elections on communal lines but I am confident that the voters will not accept it, Pawar said.
On claims of security lapse during of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab visit, Pawar said, The post of prime minister is an institution and security is the responsibility of the Centre and the state and necessary care needs to be taken.
Source: Press Trust of India