The NDA has fielded West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar for the post.
He made the statement while addressing NCP legislators and other leaders of the party.
Pawar asserted that the BJP has played a role in the crisis that has befallen the Uddhav Thackeray-led government.
The NCP leaders held discusions with the chief minister at 'Varsha', his official residence in south Mumbai. However, what transpired at the meeting could not be known.
With uncertainty looming over the Maharashtra MVA government's stability, the stand of 29 legislators from smaller parties and Independents is likely to be crucial.
Pawar is apparently busy trying to bring the opposition together ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress, in a statement, said it owes it to the people to elect a President who can apply a 'healing touch' to India's 'fractured social fabric.'
Pawar, 81, also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to enquire about his health and extended good wishes to him.
The BJP dismissed the claim, saying Pawar is not known for always speaking the truth.
It is understood that similar meetings will be held in the coming days to bring the opposition forces together.