NCP chief Sharad Pawar attending a review meeting on coronavirus, in Pune.

Taking intention on the BJP, NCP president Sharad Pawar has stated that politicians mustn’t take voters with no consideration as even highly effective leaders like Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been defeated in elections.

Criticising former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his ‘Mi punha yein’ (I’ll come again) chorus over the past 12 months’s meeting polls, Pawar stated that voters thought that this stance smacked of conceitedness and felt that they need to be taught a lesson.

Pawar additionally stated that that there was not an “iota of truth” in experiences about variations within the three ruling allies- Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress- which might be a part of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA).

The former Union minister stated this in an interview by Shiv Sena chief and Executive Editor of social gathering mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. The first of the three-part interview collection was revealed within the Marathi each day on Saturday.

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This is for the primary time {that a} non-Shiv Sena chief has featured in a marathon interview collection within the social gathering mouthpiece. It has thus far revealed marathon interviews of late Bal Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray.

Replying to a question over BJP’s defeat within the final meeting polls within the state, Pawar stated, “In a democracy, you cannot think that you will remain in power eternally. Voters will not tolerate if they are taken for granted. Powerful leaders mass base with like Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been defeated.

“It means that in terms of the democratic rights, the common man is wiser than the politicians. If we politicians cross the line, he teaches us a lesson. Therefore, people do not like the stand that ‘we will come back to power’,” he stated.

“No politician should take people for granted. Nobody should take a stand that he would return to power. People thought that this stand smacks of arrogance and hence feeling grew among them that they should be taught a lesson,” Pawar stated.

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He stated the change of presidency in Maharashtra was not an accident.

“People of Maharashtra voted in line of the sentiment prevailing in the country during the national elections. But the mood changed during the assembly polls. Even though BJP did well in the Lok Sabha polls, it fared poorly in assembly elections in different states. Even people of Maharashtra voted for a change,” he stated.

Replying to a question over his reported variations with CM Thackeray on the lockdown within the state, Pawar stated, “Absolutely not. What differences? For what? During the entire period of lockdown, I have had excellent communication with the chief minister and continue to do so.” Pawar, who performed a key function in bringing collectively the Sena, Congress and NCP for formation of presidency within the state in November final 12 months, blamed the media and stated sarcastically that the information gathering exercise had been hit by the coronavirus-induced lockdown they usually had the duty to fill the pages of newspapers.

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“I have been reading reports of growing differences among the three allies, but there is not an iota of truth in that,” he stated.

Speaking in regards to the type of functioning of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray, Pawar stated, “Although Balasaheb was never in the seat of power, he was the driving force behind the power. He got power in Maharashtra due to his ideology.

“Today, the government is not because of the ideology.

But the responsibility of implementing that power now lies with Uddhav Thackeray,” he stated.

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