New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, National Conference Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar claimed that though Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may emerge as the single largest party in the upcoming polls, Narendra Modi won’t get a second innings as the Prime Minister. Also Read - EU Stands With India in 'Challenging Time', Modi Says 'Collaboration Essential' to Stop Pandemic
“I don’t think that Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister again as the BJP will not get the required number in the Lok Sabha elections. However, BJP may emerge as the single largest party which cannot form the government without the support of other political parties,” he said. Also Read - Pressure Mounts on Modi Govt to Impose Nationwide Lockdown; Oppn Says Total Shutdown 'Inevitable'
Pawar further said that even after emerging as the single largest party, the BJP won’t have the desired PM. “They’ll have to seek other parties help and if that happens they’ll have to look for a new PM,” he added. Also Read - PM Dials Chief Ministers Of 4 States To Discuss Covid Situation In Their States. Read Details
The NCP chief said he understood little about politics, yet, he could say that, “I don’t think Modi Ji will be the Prime Minister after these elections. I am not an astrologer but I think that they will not get the required number of seats.”
Pawar had also announced that he would not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections after having announced a month back that he would enter the poll fray. In fact, he launched his grand nephew Parth from Maval constituency.
Explaining his volte-face, he said, “I thought that already two members of my family are contesting the election and this is the time one should think about not contesting. Hence, I felt this is the right time to take a decision not to contest since I have already contested 14 times in the past.”
The NCP is contesting the general elections 2019 in alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) president Hemant Soren too didn’t predict a cakewalk for the BJP. He said that the saffron party will not be able to win a single seat in Jharkhand. Soren said, “I think these dates have been chosen so that BJP can come to power once again but the situation in Jharkhand is not so.”