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NCP chief terms CM’s remarks on Oppositon ‘childish’

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Published : Jun 5, 2017, 1:53 am IST
Updated : Jun 5, 2017, 1:53 am IST

Fadnavis, aiming at Congress-NCP, had said on Saturday that some people wanted to create a situation of anarchy in Maharashtra by using farmers.

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar
 NCP Chief Sharad Pawar

Mumbai: Political leaders were seen taking potshots at each other as Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar lashed out at chief minister Devendra Fadnavis terming his remarks as ‘childish’. Mr Pawar’s criticism of Mr Fadnavis’ remarks comes after the latter had blamed the opposition, Congress-NCP for the ongoing farmers’ strike. The war of words stretched furthermore as, not liking the NCP chief’s remarks, public works department (PWD) minister Chandrakant Patil questioned Mr Pawar’s sudden interest in farmers’ cause.

Mr Fadnavis, aiming at Congress-NCP, had said on Saturday that some people wanted to create a situation of anarchy in Maharashtra by using farmers. Replying to this, Mr Pawar while in Ratnagiri on Saturday late evening, said, “None of the political parties have taken part in the strike called by farmers.

The chief minister’s allegations are childish. This is a strike of farmers and led by their representatives. There is no point in giving a political colour to their agitation. Doing so does not suit the chief minister’s post.” He also slammed the BJP-led government. “The strike has taken place only because the government had fallen asleep. The chief minister has tried to create a rift between farmers to stop the strike,” Mr Pawar alleged.

On Sunday, Mr Patil accused Mr Pawar of doing little for cultivators when his party was in power. “Why has Sharad Pawar started showing so much concerns for farmers of late? His party failed to give a minimum support price (MSP) to farmers during its 15-year rule. Mr Pawar’s recent allegations are coming from fear of losing (his) ‘Janata Raja’ identity,” the minister alleged.

Farmers in the state have been on strike demanding complete loan waiver from June 1. However, Mr Fadnavis’ assurance of mulling over loan waiver has divided the farmers. Despite the division, the a few groups have called for Maharashtra band on June 5.

Political leaders were seen taking potshots at each other as Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar lashed out at chief minister Devendra Fadnavis terming his remarks as ‘childish’. Mr Pawar’s criticism of Mr Fadnavis’ remarks comes after the latter had blamed the opposition, Congress-NCP for the ongoing farmers’ strike. The war of words stretched furthermore as, not liking the NCP chief’s remarks, public works department (PWD) minister Chandrakant Patil questioned Mr Pawar’s sudden interest in farmers’ cause.

Mr Fadnavis, aiming at Congress-NCP, had said on Saturday that some people wanted to create a situation of anarchy in Maharashtra by using farmers. Replying to this, Mr Pawar while in Ratnagiri on Saturday late evening, said, “None of the political parties have taken part in the strike called by farmers. The chief minister’s allegations are childish.

This is a strike of farmers and led by their representatives. There is no point in giving a political colour to their agitation. Doing so does not suit the chief minister’s post.” He also slammed the BJP-led government. “The strike has taken place only because the government had fallen asleep. The chief minister has tried to create a rift between farmers to stop the strike,” Mr Pawar alleged.

On Sunday, Mr Patil accused Mr Pawar of doing little for cultivators when his party was in power. “Why has Sharad Pawar started showing so much concerns for farmers of late? His party failed to give a minimum support price (MSP) to farmers during its 15-year rule. Mr Pawar’s recent allegations are coming from fear of losing (his) ‘Janata Raja’ identity,” the minister alleged.

Farmers in the state have been on strike demanding complete loan waiver from June 1. However, Mr Fadnavis’ assurance of mulling over loan waiver has divided the farmers. Despite the division, the a few groups have called for Maharashtra band on June 5.

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