With the 'go-it-alone' chorus growing in ruling Congress in Maharashtra, its alliance partner NCP on Saturday cautioned such a move would only benefit the opposition Shiv Sena-BJP combine in coming assembly elections in the state.
"If secular votes are divided, it will directly benefit the Shiv Sena-BJP combine. I believe Congress would take any decision only after thorough consideration and taking in account the situation in Maharashtra," senior party leader Tariq Anwar told PTI.
Asked about CWC member Anil Shastri's statement in Congress magazine 'Sandesh' that the party should go alone in Maharashtra, Anwar said"Congress has not taken any decision so far."
He also said parting of ways by the two parties after remaining in government together in the state for ten years and also at the Centre will send a wrong messsage among the people.
Meanwhile, AICC has disapproved repeated statements by party leaders in the media on the alliance issue.
"Speaking on the issue repeatedly in the media is unncessary. Party High Command will take an appropriate decision on the issue keeping in mind all the situations when the time comes," AICC Secretary in-charge for Maharashtra Mohan Prakash said.