NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday rubbished possibilities of him becoming the Prime Minister of India and clarified that he was aware of his party’s strength. He also clarified that the NCP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would never join hands. Pawar rejected possibilities of any tie-up with the BJP in the future.
Speaking with the media at the opening of the office of electronic media persons on Thursday, Pawar said, “It is wrong to think I will become PM with the limited strength of my party.” Praful Patel, senior party leader on Monday had claimed Pawar would become PM in 2019 in presence of Pawar.
Pawar also spoke about Gujarat assembly poll and has indicated that the NCP would tie-up with Congress. “We have limited access in Gujarat, we do not have strength and hence we will go with Congress in ongoing assembly poll,” Pawar said. He claimed, people of Gujarat opposed the BJP. The public sentiments are against BJP and BJP is using money power. It is difficult at this time to predict the political result in Gujarat, he claimed.