NCP will sit in Opposition: Sharad Pawar
Mumbai/IBNS: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said he won't join the Shiv Sena to form the next Maharashtra government.
Pawar said his party will sit in the Opposition, maintaining his previous stand.
The logjam in the western state, which has voted the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to power, entered the 13th day with Sena continuing with its demand for 50:50 power share in the government and rotational Chief Ministership, which have so far been dismissed by the saffron party.
As per the seats tally, the BJP, despite emerging as the single largest party with 105 seats, won't be able to form the government as the majority mark in 288-member assembly is 145.
The Sena, which has 56 seats, was looking to cobble up the required number by adding NCP's 54 and Congress' 44.