Sharad Pawar who’s a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief targeted Narendra Modi on Saturday, saying that a Prime Minister should be broad-minded. He said except in states like Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and some Northeastern states, the majority of the country’s people have rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Sharad Pawar: “A prime minister should be broad-minded”
The leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Sharad Pawar on Saturday, attacked Narendra Modi by saying that a prime minister should be broad-minded and have a vision for overall development, but sadly, it doesn’t look like this. Sharad Pawar who’s 81 years old, has been receiving treatment in a Mumbai hospital for the past few days, He traveled to Shirdi by plane with medical personnel and gave a short speech at the party convention.
Sharad Pawar said, “A prime minister should have a vision for the overall development of all and be open-minded but sadly it doesn’t seem to be so. The Prime Minister should focus more on bringing down inflation and reviving the enfeebling economy”.
As the former union minister Pawar, who came from Mumbai with only a few words to say, said that he wouldn’t be able to speak for a long time, Dilip Walse Patil who’s a senior party leader, read out Pawar’s speech.
Pawar claimed in his speech that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had been nationwide rebuffed, with a small number of states exception in this matter. And, that in other states by “misusing” the investigative agencies of the government, the saffron party had succeeded in forming governments.
“Resist all inducements and adhere to progressive ideology”, said Pawar
Sharad Pawar requested with NCP members resist all “inducements” and adhere to progressive ideology. Pawar, who has been receiving treatment for a fever and an infection for the past few days at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, arrived with a medical team at the Mahalaxmi Race Course and took a helicopter to Ahmednagar district’s Shridi, earlier in the day.
The seasoned politician, Pawar spoke at the NCP meeting and expressed assurance that a “political change” would be brought to the state by the party members. Pawar spoke for a short time at the convention as he appeared exhausted. As he has been told to take rest for 10 to 15 days, Pawar said he won’t be able to speak for a long while. He then requested the party’s leader, Dilip Walse Patil to read his speech.
Pawar asserted that the majority of the nation has abandoned the Bharatiya Janata Party, with the exception of states like Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and some Northeastern states. He claimed that the BJP to topple the governments in the states of Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra, used the deceitful practices of the Central Investigative Agencies.
“Tata Airbus and Vedanta Foxconn have been diverted by the state government”, said Pawar
Pawar said in his speech, “The state of Maharashtra and Central governments don’t have the vision of going beyond religion, caste and political affiliations to procure the empowerment of women, labor class, workers, backward classes and tribals”.
Pawar said projects like Tata Airbus and Vedanta Foxconn have been diverted right under the eye of the state government to Gujarat. “This is shameful,” he added.
The former Union minister said that the Center rather than moving the Tata-Airbus project to Gujarat should have actually concentrated on making defense projects more efficient. It’s not good for Maharashtra that he affirmed the current state government wasn’t “broad-minded”.
The NCP can raise people’s cognizance of progressive ideas and alter the politics of communalism, according to Pawar. The Congress and the Shiv Sena which is led by Uddhav Thackeray are also members of the Maha Vikas Aghadi, which also comprises the NCP. He said, “We have to create strong and new leadership. The NCP should remain unified and work as a political outfit which is strong, stays devoted to progressive ideology, and not falls prey to allurement and inducements”. We have to fight to save the democracy and constitution and defeat communal forces, he added.
“Strengthening the NCP and bringing political change to the state”
Pawar gave assurance that the party workers would work towards bringing political change to the state and strengthening the NCP.
“I am very sure that the situation will change. Party cadres wished that I arrive for the meeting where discussions on the programs, ideology, and policies of the NCP are being discussed”, the former Maharashtra chief minister said.
Pawar and his group of medical professionals went back to the Mumbai hospital later, in the afternoon. Earlier, he had also participated on Friday, in the two-day NCP meeting via video link from the Mumbai hospital. Although, the opposition’s leader in the state Assembly, Ajit Pawar was absent from the meeting on Saturday. He had spoken to the group the previous day.