Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam warns Congress over its alliance with Shiv-Sena

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam warns Congress over its alliance with Shiv-Sena

On Thursday Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said it would be a mistake on the part of his party if it Joins Shiv Sena led government being planned in Maharashtra as it would be akin to burying the Grand old party in the state.

The former MP also cautioned Congress chief Sonia Gandhi against coming under pressure in this regard.

Nirupam said the Congress had committed a mistake of joining hands with the BSP in Uttar Pradesh years ago, but ended up losing ground in such a manner that it has still not recovered.

The Congress and NCP are at present working out modalities of forming a government with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra to keep the BJP, the single largest party with 105 MLAs, away from power in the state.