New Delhi: BJP, which is emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra, today ruled out any alliance with NCP but appeared to be keeping its options open on former ally Shiv Sena to form the government in the state.
"We fought Congress and NCP, their corruption. We brought out skeletons of corruption from their cupboards. There is no question of allying with NCP," Union minister Prakash Javadekar, a leader from Maharashtra, said.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar
It will be an insult to us and voters, he said when asked about possibility of BJP allying with NCP to form the government.
When told that the BJP will have to tie up with another party, probably the Shiv Sena, since it does not have numbers on its own, Javadekar said, "Why do you want me to take political decisions during a debate on channels. The party will take a final decision."
When pressed on the issue, he said BJP had never attacked Shiv Sena and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made it clear during the campaign.