Former chief minister and the senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said that the Congress no longer has intention to break the 3 party alliance and it will continue to support the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) for next five years.
Prithviraj Chavan told to the Indian express, “The Congress will not break the three-party alliance which formed the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. We are fully confident that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will last a full five-year term. This alliance was formed to keep the BJP out of power and therefore there is no question of withdrawing support to the government from the Congress side.”
Chavan gave a reaction following the bitterness caused by the MVA government over MPCC chief Nana Patoles said statement that Congress will be contesting future elections by themselves. Even Mumbai chief Bhai Japtap made a similar remark. Surprisingly Nana Patole has expressed his desire to become the chief minister.
This statement has made Shiv Sena Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray upset indirectly attacking the Congress last week during their foundation day celebration.
Chavan said that Congress was trying to weaken the MVA government. “There is nothing wrong in saying that the Congress will contest all elections on its own strength. If we say that we will contest one-third of the seats, then we will have only 80 seats out of the 288 seats…Then our workers and leaders will not feel energized to work on other seats,” he added.
Chavan lastly said that the Congress party’s primary target in the immediate future are the local body polls. “We will see how the party fares in these polls… It will help decide our future course of actions.”