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Pawar praises MNS; says condition of Shiv Sena deteriorating


Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today praised Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and its chief Raj Thackeray, and said that the condition of the Shiv Sena was deteriorating under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray.

Pawar was speaking at a press conference in Alibaug, where he was campaigning for Sunil Tatkare, NCP’s candidate from Raigad. “One has to take note of MNS due to the votes it secured in last election and my opinion only got confirmed after seeing on TV a couple rallies by Raj Thackeray in last few days,” Pawar said.

Comparing the two estranged cousins, Pawar praised Raj by saying he had worked for the growth of his party, while Uddhav had been lucky to inherit an already established party.

“When 8-9 people’s representatives belonging to such a big party meet another party’s chief 2-3 times and insist that they are thinking of switching over to another party, it clearly shows that the condition of the party is not good,” Pawar said talking of Shiv Sena.

He also advised Uddhav not to politicise the issue of late Bal Thackeray’s memorial.