MUMBAI:NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, "Except for Ajit Pawar, none of the other NCP MLAs went for the swearing-n the ceremony. A true NCP member will never ever join hands with the BJP. A true NCP member will never ever join hands with the BJP."
Couple of MLAs who went for meeting said "We found out that 8-10 of our MLAs along with Ajit Pawar assembled for a sudden meeting. The next we know that the oath-taking ceremony takes place. We had no clue of any of this. We are in no way part of all this and Ajit Pawar has acted independently. We just got a call from Ajit Pawar, so we went. We had no clue that this was against party stand."
Sharad Pawar, addressing press conference, said, "Whoever went and whoever is going to go, we don't know of it. I want to tell them two things- Anti-defection law exists and so their efforts will be wasted."