NCP on Thursday dismissed senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi's statement that Sharad Pawar was on his way out of UPA, and may join the opposition NDA alliance.
"What one should say is a personal choice. We are now with UPA and will continue to be with UPA. However, it is difficult to say when someone would come out (of UPA) and when someone would step in," said state NCP spokesperson Madan Bafna in Mumbai.
Joshi, former Lok Sabha Speaker, recently said that, "Sharad Pawar will come with NDA someday. The NDA should be expanded; efforts should be made in this direction".
Joshi's remarks came in the aftermath of recent friction between NCP and Congress.