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NCP rules out alliance with BJP-led NDA

PTI 23 Sep 2012, 12:15:55 PM IST
Patna, Aug 12: NCP today ruled out any alliance with the BJP-led NDA keeping in view of its secular ideology.

“There is absolutely no question of NCP joining an alliance with the BJP-led NDA as the former can never be part of a coalition having communal parties in its ranks,” its General Secretary Tariq Anwar told reporters.

“Our party President Sharad Pawar has rightly refuted the claims made by the senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi and has categorically spelled out that NCP can never be part of an alliance or government in which the BJP is a part,” he said.

On Joshi's claims that the NCP has brokered temporary truce with the Congress and may join the NDA ahead of the 2014 general elections, the NCP leader asked the former to refrain from making speculation about other political parties.

NCP will organize a two-day national conference at Baroda in Gujarat from September 15 to prepare groundworks for the upcoming assembly polls, he said.

Anwar criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in Rs one lakh crore land allotment scam for industrial activities.

He also accused the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for alleged Rs 2000 crore scam as highlighted by the CAG report.