He added he was not aware that former Orissa CM, Naveen Patnaik had invited Left leaders to the rally. “This is limited only to Orissa, I am not a part of the Third Front," said Pawar. He added that the NCP-Congress alliance is still on. "This is not a Third Front rally but a BJD rally," said Pawar.
NCP chief's decision to attend the rally had earlier evoked sharp response from ally Congress with some leaders even accusing Pawar of ditch.