New Delhi: Sharad Pawar gave jitters to the ruling Congress party when the latter was threatened to pull out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition by Pawar in regards to the ill treatment of his party by Congress.
As per the party, the concern was a lot more than the number two position, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) says that the behavior of Congress on key issues like appointment of governors and membership of other key bodies is a concern as NCP has not received the weightage it deserves. NCP has further decided to support the coalition from outside.
As per the letter written by Pawar to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh it throws light on further strengthening of NCP and reads, "We are a small party. It doesn't confer stature or respectability. So we need to build for future. Therefore, we need to devote more time to build up our party for future."
Further NCP and Sharad Pawar are not the only concerns for the government as the NCP chief has a tall stature in the political arena through which he can easily draw some more people out of UPA which could have an impact in the long run keeping in mind the 2014 elections.