Campaigning for Assembly elections is in its last leg and big political parties are sending out signals to smaller ones keeping all avenues open fearing a hung assembly.
Even as his uncle and Nationalist Congress chief (MNS) Sharad Pawar criticised Raj Thackeray for his anti-outsider stand NCP candidate from Baramati, Ajit Pawar, said there was no harm joining hands with Thackeray if the post-poll situation demands it.
“There is no reason to be allergic to the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena,” said Pawar. “To be in power, one has to do such things.”
Pawar’s statement came hours after his uncle criticised the MNS and Thackeray for “politicising the Marathi issue”.
Thackeray, however, said that he does not see any reason to support the Congress-NCP combine. “Their government withdrew my security after arresting me,” said Thackeray at a rally in Pune. “Why should I support Congress-NCP?”