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No issue if NCP sits in opposition after 2014 polls: Chavan

Press Trust of India
Jan 01, 2013 at 09:19pm IST

Mumbai: Taking a dig at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar for his remark that the party might reconsider continuing its alliance with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in 2014 elections to Lok Sabha and state Assembly, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said it was fine if the party had decided to sit in opposition.

"Let the results come...if they (NCP) want to sit in the opposition, then what is the issue," Chavan told reporters in Mumbai when asked to comment on the statement of the NCP chief.

Ruling out the possibility of mid-term polls at Centre, Chavan said the NCP and the Congress had been contesting local-level elections against each other. "I don't think there is any possibility of mid-term polls. We contest elections against each other at the local level," he said.

No issue if NCP sits in oppn after 2014 polls: Chavan

The Maharashtra CM pointed that the NCP and the Congress had been contesting local-level elections against each other.

On state government's drought mitigation programme, the chief minister said that "so far, Rs 900 crore have been spent for this purpose, while Rs 1,000-1,100 crore would be additionally required to tackle the drought-like situation".

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