BJP-Sena offer of CM post to NCP a political game: Pawar

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi, Mumbai | Updated: Oct 31 2009, 04:29am hrs
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday dismissed the reported offer of the chief ministers post to Ajit Pawar by the Shiv Sena-BJP Opposition in Maharashtra as mindless and a political game.

This is all mindless that you are asking.... this is a political game... the thing is that we will go as per the existing understanding between the Congress and NCP, Pawar told reporters in Delhi.

The NCP chief was replying to queries on his party leader and nephew Ajit Pawars reported remarks that he was offered the chief ministers post by Sena-BJP leaders if he broke away from the NCP.

Feigning ignorance about any such offer to his kin, Sharad Pawar said, somebody might have made an offer. I do not know. But who will give importance to it This is not of any significance.

Meanwhile, the BJP in Maharashtra on Thursday denied having made any such offer.

There is no (such) offer from our side, state BJP chief Nitin Gadkari told reporters in Mumbai.