State NCP President Sunil Tatkare told reporters in Mumbai that his party had a clear goal while campaigning for the civic polls across Maharashtra. He said the party would not enter into any understanding or friendly fight with either the Shiv Sena or the BJP.
The NCP leader, however, took a dig at the Congress, which he said had struck some understanding with the Shiv Sena in some Zilla Parishads in the state.
"We kept our word while Congress, which had also assured the same, tied up with the Sena in Osmanabad and Raigad Zilla Parishads. While in many seats elsewhere, they were in a friendly fight," he said.
Mr Tatkare said the party is yet to take a call on Mumbai Mayor elections and will wait to see how the situation unfolds.
"(However) Under no circumstances, will our party support the Sena or BJP (in the BMC). We feel the two saffron parties are likely to come together for power. Shiv Sena has no guts to withdraw support to the state government," he said.
"What is the use of only criticising the government through 'Saamana' (the Sena mouthpiece). Shiv Sena should act on the criticism and withdraw support," he added.
To a question on speculations that NCP may support a Shiv Sena government if such situation arises, Tatkare said, "I don't foresee a mid-term elections since Shiv Sena will not pull out of the government. To install its own CM, Sena will have to withdraw support to the present government. If it does pull out and think about forming a government, we will see what to do."
On the prospects of a no-trust motion against the Devendra Fadnavis government, he said the Congress has not discussed the proposal with his party.
Meanwhile, nine NCP corporators from Mumbai met party chief Sharad Pawar and discussed the the post-Mumbai civic poll situation.
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