Sharad Pawar compares Congress with old landlords, who reminisce of past glory

by Web Desk | Published: 10 Sep 2021

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar compares Congress with old landlords, who reminisce of past glory
Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections 2022, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government with a coalition of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), are yet not sure about maintaining the alliance further. In a recent interaction with media, Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief, has made a comparison of the Congress party with landlords who still remember with pleasure their past prestige, calling them sensitive over the issue of leadership.   
 
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief, Sharad Pawar while in conversation spoke on different topics, which included the future of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in the state of Maharashtra. When the Chief was asked about the dearth of agreement in the opposition party over making Congress leader Rahul Gandhi the Prime Ministerial Candidate, he replied that some leaders in the Congress Party are very sensitive about their leadership. 
 
“I earlier also shared this story of UP Zamindars, who once had huge land parcels and big havelis. But, immediately after the imposition of the land ceiling act, their lands lessened to, 15-20 acres. They had lost their power to maintain their havelis. So every morning they got up, they used to see the land and state that this used to be ours in the past. Same is the mentality of the Congress Party, they aren’t ready to accept the reality,” stated Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar. 
 
Further, he also stated that with a Pan-India Presence, Congress is the only party that can be an alternative to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  “Earlier the Congress party was strong, today they have 40 to 4 MPs, but in the past, they had a total of 140 MPs. But it is the only party in the country which has a national presence against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The party has government in 5 to 7 states,” stated Pawar. 
 

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