NCP to decide on UPA ties today
Top Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders will meet here on Monday to decide if they would remain a part of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and party leader Praful Patel have supposedly resigned from the government in a huff and raised many questions about its functioning.
Sharad Pawar also met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday soon after his yet to be clarified resignation which the NCP so far dubbed as a communication sent to the Prime Minister.
The NCP on Saturday said there is lack of 'coordination' with the Congress party both in Maharashtra and the Centre.
However, NCP said the party will continue to be support the UPA.
"We are in UPA and will continue to be a part of it in the future as an ally," Praful Patel said earlier.
He, however, said the functioning of the government has not been according to their expectation. "Our views are not considered," he said.
The NCP is also a part of the Congress-led ruling alliance in Maharashtra.
Speaking on Maharahstra, Patel said the situation in the state is no different from the Centre.
Patel said: "The situation is same in Maharashtra."
"In Maharashtra, NCP is equal partner in government and coordination needed to be strengthened to improve governance," he said.
The NCP and the UPA have been engaged in a conflict for the past couple of days.
Sharad Pawar reportedly threatened to exit the UPA in governance but remain with it by offering outside support.
In a letter the the Prime Minister, which was made available to some media, Pawar said he wants to build his small party for the future.
"We are a small party. So it doesn't confer stature or respectability. So we need to build up our party for the future. Therefore we need to devote more time to build up our party," the letter of Pawar to the PM said.