Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday said he has no doubt that the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will complete its five-year term and will perform well in the next elections. He called Shiv Sena a trustworthy party.
The comments of Pawar, who was addressing NCP workers on the eve of the party’s 22nd foundation day, came days after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray held a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
“There was a lot of speculation soon after the chief minister’s one-on-one meeting with the Prime Minister in Delhi. As I said we have never worked with Shiv Sena in the past, but Maharashtra has been watching the party for the past many years… Shiv Sena is a party that can be trusted even if people are raising doubts following the meeting. I have no doubt that the MVA government will not only complete its tenure of five years but will also perform well in the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections and represent the state and the country,” Pawar said as he made his first appearance at a public function after he was hospitalised in April for gall bladder surgery and treatment for mouth ulcer.