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'Some people getting anxious after losing power': Sharad Pawar's jibe at BJP and Devendra Fadnavis amid loudspeaker row

Pawar's dig at Fadnavis and BJP came when the BJP was issuing new deadlines for the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state.

Sanjay Jog | Updated on: Monday, April 25, 2022, 06:43 PM IST

Sharad Pawar | PTI
Sharad Pawar | PTI
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday took a swipe at BJP and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis saying that some people were getting anxious after losing power. His comment came against the backdrop of demand made by BJP leaders for the imposition of President Rule in Maharashtra.

Pawar said it is true that some people get anxious after power goes out of their hands. "This is not a new thing. Not everyone is like me. After our (state) government was dismissed in 1980, I was told about it at 12.30 in the night. I along with my friends immediately vacated the CM's house and moved to another place and on the next day, we all went to watch a cricket match at the Wankhede stadium and enjoyed the whole day," he added.

‘’Of late, some people are getting anxious and there is no need to be anxious. I do not blame them, because before the state elections in 2019 claims were made of coming again to power, and it did not materialise. Therefore, why this anxiousness?’’ asked Pawar.

‘’Power comes and goes, and there is no need to be anxious,'' said Pawar. His dig at Fadnavis and BJP came when the BJP was issuing new deadlines for the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state.

On a BJP delegation’s meeting with the Union Home Secretary over some incidents that took place in Mumbai, Pawar said it is obvious that some ‘’anxious people’’ will go and explore their options but there is no need to think it over. His statement came amid controversy over the use of loudspeakers at religious places and the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa.

According to Pawar, the threat of the imposition of President’s Rule is always made but it has no outcome. ‘’If a midterm poll situation arises, then the recent Kolhapur assembly by-election result has shown what kind of result would be there. I think no one will go to that extent of imposition of the President's Rule,’’ he said.

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Published on: Monday, April 25, 2022, 06:43 PM IST