New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the government was ready to talk to the NCP on any issue and stressed that there was a give and take in coalition politics.
"We are ready to speak to NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) on any issue that concerns them in coalition politics, there is give and take," said Manmohan Singh.
He also said that the creation of a coordination committee, as requested by NCP chief Sharad Pawar, was being discussed.
The NCP's grouse is that it was not consulted on key policy decisions at the central and state level in Maharashtra, where the two parties are in a coalition.
The party, a key constituent of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), has however made it clear that it was an integral part of the government.
NCP leaders did not attend the farewell dinner that was given by Manmohan Singh for outgoing president Pratibha Patil on Monday.