NCP, Congress rift may be temporary

NCP’s “riftâ€� with the Congress may be short-lived and the party may return to the opposition fold after getting some assurances from the grand old party. NCP supremo Sharad Pawar had on Friday morning assured senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad of attending the meeting of 18 opposition parties convened by Sonia Gandhi to chart programmes to jointly counter an aggressive BJP. However, the NCP stayed away from the meeting at the insistence of senior leader Praful Patel who was upset at the constant criticism of the Pawar-led outfit by Congress leaders who claimed that his two MLAs did
Source: DH