Sharad Pawar pulls up allies Sanjay Raut, Prithviraj Chavan for remarks against NCP

With no misunderstandings within the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday slammed his allies, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan for their comments. Reprimanded for Team.

The NCP president, who recently retracted his decision to step down as party chief, said he did not attach much importance to Mr Raut’s opinion about the NCP expressed in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece. Samana, “He [Raut] What work we do within the party is not known. We all are allies of NCP. Even if there are different opinions, we never publicize them outside. The questions we discuss are confined within the party. My allies are conscious of taking the party forward,” Mr Pawar said, slamming Mr Raut.

An edit in Shiv Sena (UBT) mouthpiece on Monday Samana – of which Mr Raut is executive editor – had said Mr Pawar had “failed to build a political legacy” for the party to take over. The edit criticizing Mr Pawar is being seen as a response to less flattering remarks by the NCP chief about Mr Thackeray in the updated edition of his political memoir. public me company (People in My Company), which was released on 2 May.

Mr Raut, who is otherwise known to be out of respect for Mr Pawar, has been accused by the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction of destroying the Shiv Sena because of his association with Mr Pawar and the NCP.

Raut’s views do not matter

They said, ‘We don’t give him any importance what he is [Mr. Raut] writes in Samana, He has the right to say what he wants. We are satisfied with what we do,” the NCP chief said while speaking in Satara.

Mr. Pawar further said that after the 1999 Maharashtra assembly election, when the NCP was to form a cabinet with the Congress, many of his NCP colleagues including his nephew Ajit Pawar, late RR Patil, current NCP state chief Jayant Patil, Anil Deshmukh Were. and others assumed cabinet responsibility for the first time.

“For many of them, this was their first cabinet position. The whole of Maharashtra has seen how he worked… no matter how anyone writes that NCP has prepared a leadership [after Mr. Pawar] Whether or not we are satisfied with our work,” Mr Pawar said in a stern rebuke to Mr Raut.

Commenting on the frequent spats between the leaders of the three MVA parties, Mr Pawar said it was impossible that there could be complete unity of opinion on any particular issue and there were bound to be misunderstandings.

At the same time, he asserted that there is no serious misunderstanding or coordination problem between the Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena (UBT), the Congress and the NCP and that occasional lewd remarks by leaders of the three parties have “no effect”. ” Will happen. On the functioning of the MVA.

“We will talk with Uddhav Thackeray, [Congress State chief] Nana Patole and like-minded parties including the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) regarding seat sharing for the upcoming elections,” he said.

Congress leader’s statement

Mr Pawar was scathing in his attack on former chief minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan, who recently campaigned for his party in neighboring Karnataka, saying the “NCP was acting like the BJP’s B-team”. The NCP has fielded candidates against the Congress in some seats in Karnataka where the two parties do not have an alliance.

“This is to make an entry that we have fielded candidates on nine seats in Karnataka. We have taken care that they should be representative of all communities – Dalits, Lingayats, Muslims and women. We have not talked about alliance with Congress there because we [the NCP] Wanted to start from zero in Karnataka. We are fighting only on limited seats and have ensured that it will have no impact on the Congress,” Mr Pawar said.

On Mr Chavan’s statement, the NCP chief quipped: “He [Mr. Chavan] He should ask his party what is his position in the Congress, be it ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’. And if you ask his colleagues privately about his rank in the party, they will tell you the reality,” the NCP chief said in a derogatory remark against Mr Chavan.

Recently amid talk of senior NCP leader joining BJP, the Congress leader expressed apprehension of NCP staying within the MVA alliance.

Meanwhile, Congress chief Nana Patole came out strongly in support of Mr Chavan, remarking that he was a prominent leader in the state Congress.

“He is a ‘No. 1’ leader… We are proud of the way Mr. Chavan has embraced the dictatorship of the BJP and his knowledge on economic matters,” Mr. Patole said.