No MP 2.0 will take place in State, says Pawar

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 12 March 2020

MUMBAI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that a repetition of the Madhya Pradesh episode won't happen in Maharashtra. The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will complete its tenure, he assured. 

He further said that he trusts the capabilities of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and added that 'many believe that he (Nath) can do miracles'. 

After filling his nomination for Rajyasabha election to be held on March 26. Pawar was interacting with the media. 

MUMBAI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that a repetition of the Madhya Pradesh episode won't happen in Maharashtra. The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will complete its tenure, he assured. 

He further said that he trusts the capabilities of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and added that 'many believe that he (Nath) can do miracles'. 

After filling his nomination for Rajyasabha election to be held on March 26. Pawar was interacting with the media. 

Pawar also said Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who quit the party to join the BJP, had sought 'quick rehabilitation' after losing the Lok Sabha poll. 

The tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will have four MPs to RS from Maharashtra and Pawar is the first candidate to file the nomination. 

“I have not taken information in detail about what happened in Madhya Pradesh. Some people have confidence in the capacity of Kamal Nath and feel a miracle can happen,” said Pawar. 

When asked about whether the Congress leadership mishandled the situation, Pawar said that that was Congress's internal matter and he would not comment on it. 

“The Congress party is saying that a young leader should be given the opportunity. At the same time, the party’s functioning is such that it does not give an important responsibility to a leader immediately after suffering a loss in elections,” said Pawar. 

“According to my knowledge about Maharashtra politics, these developments won’t have any impact on the Maha Vikas Aghadi government,” said the NCP chief.

Replying to the query about Yes Bank, Pawar said that the bank did not collapse overnight. “The Union Finance ministry must keep track of this and they need to answer why it happened,” said Pawar. 

On Muslim reservation, he said Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik had highlighted the NCP stand on the issue and the party stands by it.  Asked about SIT into the Koregaon-Bhima violence, Pawar said, “I am not aware about whether the government will form an SIT but our demand stays.” (PTI inputs)

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