New Delhi, July 25 (IBNS): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Wednesday said his party did not give any ultimatum to the Congress and the ongoing dispute could be resolved through 'dialogues'.
The NCP and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have been engaged in a conflict for the past couple of days.
"We have not issued any ultimatum to the Congress," Patel told NDTV.
"All issues can be resolved through dialogue," he said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the government is ready to speak with the NCP on matters that 'concern' the key alliance partner.
According to reports, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Patel will meet Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister at Manmohan Singh's 7, Race Course Road residence on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi refused to speak on the issue to reporters on Wednesday.
Patel on Monday said the final decision on continuing ties with the UPA government will be taken shortly after more discussions on the matter.
"We have decided to hold another meeting by tomorrow or day after," Patel told reporters on Monday.
Patel said the NCP is still a part of the UPA and will continue to work 'responsibly'.
"We will continue to support the UPA," he said.
Pawar and Patel have supposedly resigned from the government in a huff and raised many questions about its functioning.
Pawar also met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on July 20 soon after his yet to be clarified resignation which the NCP so far dubbed as a communication sent to the Prime Minister.
The NCP on July 21 said there is lack of 'coordination' with the Congress party both in Maharashtra and the Centre.
However, NCP had earlier said the party will continue to be support the UPA.
Pawar reportedly threatened to exit the UPA in governance but remain with it by offering outside support.
In a letter the the Prime Minister, which was made available to some media, Pawar said he wants to build his small party for the future.
"We are a small party. So it doesn't confer stature or respectability. So we need to build up our party for the future. Therefore we need to devote more time to build up our party," the letter of Pawar to the PM said.