BJP will have to pay for demonetisation: Pawar

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 13 March 2019

“I don’t think Modi will be the next Prime Minister, as the BJP has to pay for demonetisation. Post demonetisation, many small industries were shut and many people lost their jobs. Though the BJP will be the largest party, but they will have to take help of other smaller parties to form the government,” Sharad Pawar said. 

MUMBAI: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has clarified that they were never in talks with Prakash Ambedkar of Bahujan Vanchit Aghadi to join the ‘Mahagatbandhan’. 

Election strategy of ‘Mahagatbandhan’ will be decided after a meeting with Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders.  

Pawar was speaking during the Yashvantrao Chavan Award ceremony in Mumbai. The awards were presented to former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and Bill Austin, Founder of Starkey Foundation. 

Speaking further, Pawar said, “Many people insisted that I contest again, I enjoyed this. I requested Vijaysingh Mohite-Patil to contest and he agreed.”         

While speaking about Ambedkar, he said that if Ambedkar has strength, then he should contest separately on his own. “We are not interested in any alliance with him and his party,” Pawar said. 

“We have finalised all the seats, we will announce the candidates’ list soon,” Pawar added. 

“I don’t think Modi will be the next Prime Minister, as the BJP has to pay for demonetisation. Post demonetisation, many small industries were shut and many people lost their jobs. Though the BJP will be the largest party, but they will have to take help of other smaller parties to form the government,” he said. 

“We had talks with Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna and decided to give one seat to them,” Pawar added.

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