The NCP today skipped a meeting of opposition parties convened by Sonia Gandhi to express its displeasure over allegations by some Congress leaders that its two MLAs did not vote for Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections.
"Even after we issued a whip to our MLAs, they voted for the Congress. Why should we be accused of not supporting it? That is why we decided to boycott this meeting," Patel told PTI.
Asked whether the Sharad Pawar party will be part of the opposition unity, he said the issue will be decided "when time comes".
Sources have said that one of the two MLAs voted for the Congress while the other defied the whip.
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