NCP today said it would remain a partner in the ruling UPA coalition but flagged displeasure over its views not being considered in the government and "lack of coordination" with the Congress both at the Centre and in Maharashtra where they share power.
The Sharad Pawar-led party, which had decided to pull out of the UPA government in protest against the way the party was being treated by Congress, said the functioning of the government has not been according to their expectation. "We are in UPA and will continue to be a part of it in the future as an ally. Central government gets our support every time and will continue to get it in future," senior NCP leader Praful Patel told reporters at the airport here on his arrival from Delhi with the NCP supremo.
Patel said NCP was of the view that a progressive and secular government should stay but lamented that his party's views were "not considered". "The functioning of the government has not been according to our expectation. Our