Is Congress considering leaving the Maha Vikas Aghadi government? The trigger is Congress president Nana Patole's statement on Monday that the party, which shares power in Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi government with Shiv Sena
and NCP, is not there to stay in power because it cannot tolerate insults to Sonia Gandhi, particularly due to NCP's violation of the alliance agreement.
Patole's strong indication came amid rising tensions between the Congress and the NCP
over the BJP's partnership in Bhandara and Gondia Zilla Parishad. Both parties have been at odds over teaming forces with the BJP in these two Zilla Parishads in Vidarbha. Despite sharing power, Patole claimed he has complained to interim president Sonia Gandhi about the NCP's methodical efforts to politically finish the Congress
in Maharashtra. "For the past two and a half years, the NCP has been pursuing politics in Maharashtra to aid the BJP
The issues that the administration created two and a half years ago are being ignored. As a result, our leader, Sonia Gandhi, is being humiliated, which we will not accept. The NCP's role has been brought up with the party leaders. The complaint will be decided by the party officials soon. After returning from the Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, Patole said, "The results will be noticed in the following few days."
"We are not in power to stay in power," Papale remarked. He did not, however, say whether the Congress party would leave the MVA government. He has delegated the choice to the party's top leadership. Ajit Pawar, a seasoned NCP politician and Deputy Chief Minister, dismissed Patole's remarks. "Nana Patole has the authority to direct his leaders.
There's no reason to give it much weight," he remarked. "We also inform Sharad Pawar and the Chief Minister if something happens in the party," he continued. This is customary. It works. A 24-party NDA government, as well as the UPA government, have served our country. In Maharashtra, the Congress-NCP coalition administration ruled for 15 years."