ALIBAUG/MUMBAI, Nov 18 � The nascent BJP government in Maharashtra today appeared on a sticky wicket with NCP chief Sharad Pawar making it clear that its stability was not his party�s responsibility, even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asserted it was stable and hoped the Shiv Sena would join it, reports PTI.
The Shiv Sena however, did not appear too keen to be a part of the BJP-led government �for now� and said it held the �keys� to the stability of the 18-day-old dispensation.
�Having a stable government in Maharashtra isn�t NCP�s responsibility. We have to be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra,� Pawar, whose party had declared outside support to the government, said addressing a two-day meeting of the NCP which got under way at Alibaug in Raigad district.
�The present situation in Maharashtra is not of long-term political stability. If the political instability continues, then in four to six months the state may have to face polls,� he said.
Fadnavis, however, asserted his government was stable, but appeared pinning hopes on the Sena to bail it out of the unenviable situation in which it now finds itself.