News Nation Bureau , Edited By: Nihar Saxena , Updated on: 22 Apr 2023, 12:22:33 PM
Ajit Pawar praised PM Modi giving birth to speculations. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
- The credit for the victory in the 2014-2019 Lok Sabha elections goes to PM Modi.
- After Modi, no other name appears in the answer of Kaun.
- Don’t make any speculation on not attending NCP program
Maharashtra has been witnessing political turmoil since the 2019 assembly elections. First, there was a rift between the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). After this, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which came into existence to form a coalition government, saw continuous infighting. Now the Nationalist Congress Party led by Sharad Pawar is under tension regarding the statements of its leader Ajit Pawar. At present, the NCP is a part of the opposition alliance, which also includes the Congress. Ajit Pawar’s repeated praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fueled speculation about his joining the BJP.
Modi did what Atal, Advani could not
Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar credited PM Modi for BJP’s victory in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In an interview given to Marathi newspaper Sakal in Pimpri Chinchwad, Ajit Pawar said that Modi did what Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi could not do. He said that under the leadership of Modi, the BJP got an absolute majority and became the first party to do so after 1984. He said that even during the UPA regime, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh had to seek the support of parties to form the government, but PM Modi proved his charisma in the 2014 elections.
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There is no face to replace Modi
Former Deputy CM of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar further said that when the question of who is next after Modi is asked, no other name is visible. He said that at present, no leader is seen as the successor of PM Modi.
NCP’s relation with the post of Deputy CM
When asked why the Nationalist Congress Party often gets the post of deputy chief minister, he said that the NCP is not an aspirant for the post, but it was decided by senior party leaders. He said that in the 2004 elections, the people of Maharashtra had given 71 seats to the NCP and 69 seats to the Congress. He said that the Congress leaders knew that the chief minister’s post would go to the Nationalist Congress Party. A call came from Delhi and the NCP cadre was informed that the party would have the post of Deputy Chief Minister. Pawar said that after 2004 NCP remained number 2.
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Ajit Pawar is ready for the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Asked whether he would stake claim for the chief minister’s post in the 2024 polls, Pawar said he was still ready. He said that he would like to become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra 100 percent. Ajit Pawar said that his party is ready to stake claim for the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra at any time instead of waiting for the 2024 general elections.
Speculation on Ajit Pawar’s absence
Ajit Pawar on Friday skipped a convention of his party’s Mumbai unit, raising eyebrows in political circles. His name was also missing from the party’s list of star campaigners for Karnataka elections 2023. Pawar, however, said that he was unable to attend the conference as he was pre-scheduled to attend some other programmes. There should not be any more speculation about this.
First Published : 22 Apr 2023, 10:25:04 AM
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