Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar is in search of support from non-BJP parties to prevent BJP to form the next government in the event of hung Parliament, though exit polls prediction absolute majority for NDA. Sources close to him are indicating that he is mainly focusing on reaching out to YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in Telangana and Biju Janta Dal (BJD) in Odisha.
He has been reportedly trying to contact chiefs of these three parties, names YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, K Chandrasekhar Rao and Naveen Patnaik. Sources are indicating that both KCR and Patnaik have assured him to extend support, in case UPA need their numbers to form the next government. However, he is yet to come into contact with Jagan Mohan Reddy.
He has been in touch with Chandrababu Naidu who has been touring across nation for discussion with leaders including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BSP’s Mayawati, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Jagan Reddy is yet to return calls from the opposition. Reddy is also being pursued by the NDA as well.