Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 7: Raising the political temperatures, tiolist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday revealed that Shiv Se chief Uddhav Thackeray recently met him and they discussed the need for an “alliance of like-minded parties” in the country. “Uddhav, accompanied by (party leader) Sanjay Raut, met me at my Mumbai residence 10 days ago,” Pawar told media persons on the sidelines of the ongoing two-day brainstorming session of NCP at a luxury resort in Karjat here. “We also discussed the need for an alliance of all like-minded parties in the country,” he said, indicating the parties opposing the BJP policies. NCP spokesperson wab Malik said that the Se is unhappy with its alliance with the Bharatiya Jata Party at the centre and in Maharashtra, but it has yet to take a stand on whether it will continue or walk out of the tiol Democratic Alliance (NDA). The revelation comes a day after senior NCP leader Praful Patel said at the ‘Chintan Shibir’ that Pawar could be in the race for Prime Minister after the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019. (IANS)
'Uddhav met me to discuss alliance'