Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) rubbished the Shiv Sena leader’s statement stating that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered cabinet berth to NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s lawmaker daughter Supriya Sule on Monday.
Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ editor Sanjay Raut had claimed that Pawar once told him that his daughter was offered a Cabinet berth by Modi.
Raut, a Rajya Sabha MP wrote, “Modi once told me that he wanted Supriya in his Cabinet. Supriya who was present in the meeting told Modi that she would be the last person to join the BJP.”
The Sena MP had also said that Pawar had told him that NCP’s stand on not joining the BJP government, yet rumours were being spread to create confusion.
Raut further added that “Pawar said that there are senior NCP leaders who are in touch with CM Devendra Fadnavis. The chief minister is holding secret meetings with NCP leaders.”
A BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said, “Pawar and Raut have no political credibility left.”
NCP leaders said that their party would never join the BJP, considering the ideological difference.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said, “There is no question of his party joining the BJP in future as well, considering the ideological differences between the two parties.”
He added Supriya Sule and Praful Patel have also clarified on the report.
(With PTI inputs)