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Anything can happen in politics and cricket: Gadkari on Maharashtra impasse

President's rule was imposed in the state on Tuesday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre

Maharashtra Assembly Elections | Nitin Gadkari  | Bharatiya Janata Party

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari

Amid the current political stalemate in Maharashtra, Union minister and BJP leader has likened with cricket, saying "anything" could happen in both these fields as those who appear to be losing the match might actually win the game.

Gadkari's statement came at a time when the BJP's estranged ally is making efforts to form the government with the help of the Congress and the NCP, its political rivals till recently.

The three parties have already prepared a draft common minimum programme (CMP) that will guide their prospective government.

"Anything can happen in cricket and Somewhere you feel you are losing the match, but the result is exactly the opposite," Gadkari said when asked about the current political situation in Maharashtra.

He was speaking at the 'Outlook Business Leading Edge 2019' event in Mumbai on Thursday.

The Minister of Road Transport, however, declined to discuss in detail the political crisis in Maharashtra, saying he spends more time in Delhi and doesn't know much about in his home state.

Meanwhile, state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat told reporters on Friday, "In cricket, you can see the ball, but in politics you can't."

He was responding to a query on Gadkari's remark.

President's rule was imposed in the state on Tuesday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre, stating that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts.

The BJP, which won the maximum 105 seats in the 288- member House, declined to stake claim to the form government, as its alliance partner (56) refused to lend support.

The and the NCP (54), too, couldn't muster requisite numbers.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led party reached out to the NCP and the Congress, which has 44 MLAs, for government formation after the BJP refused to accept its demand for sharing the chief minister's post.

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First Published: Fri, November 15 2019. 15:30 IST