Nothing mysterious about Sharad Pawar, Devendra Fadnavis assembly: Shiv Sena
The editorial within the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ additionally dismissed speculations suggesting political realignments in Maharashtra beneath “operation Lotus” submit the assembly.
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday downplayed the latest assembly between Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra opposition chief Devendra Fadnavis, saying there’s nothing “mysterious” about the interplay because the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief’s stature is such that politicians together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintain consulting him on numerous points.
The editorial within the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ additionally dismissed speculations suggesting political realignments in Maharashtra beneath “operation Lotus” submit the assembly on Monday.
“There is no mystery or secrecy regarding the recent meeting between Fadnavis and Sharad Pawar. Those who feel that way don’t know Sharad Pawar well,” the edit mentioned.
Mr. Fadnavis met Mr. Pawar on the latter’s residence in Mumbai on Monday morning.
After the assembly, Mr. Fadnavis mentioned it was a courtesy interplay with Mr. Pawar (80), who has resumed his actions after recovering from surgical procedure.
The Sena heads the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities of which the NCP and the Congress are additionally constituents.
The editorial mentioned Mr. Pawar didn’t consider in taking “rest”and his supporters and critics “keep him busy”.
“Many speculations surfaced on the possible motive behind Fadnavis calling upon Pawar. Some started saying that ‘Operation Lotus’ is on in Maharashtra,” it mentioned.
“However, what Fadnavis said was true. It was purely a courtesy visit. Pawar is not just a leader of Maharashtra but he belongs to the entire country. Political leaders including PM Modi consult him on various issues,” the Sena mentioned.
The Sena referred to conferences between Indira Gandhi and socialist chief Jay Prakash Narayan to underscore that stature of some leaders is above politics like Mr. Pawar.
“Dialogue is important in a democracy. (then prime minister) Indira Gandhi had been defeated by the alliance of opposition leaders led by Jay Prakash Narayan. During Emergency, Indira Gandhi put several leaders in jails, but after her defeat, she used to meet Narayan to seek his blessings,” the Sena mentioned.
In Maharashtra, a number of politicians would name on Sena founder patriarch Bal Thackeray at his residence ‘Matoshree’.
“Some leaders are above politics and Pawar is one of them. This is the reason why Fadnavis met him. It is good that Fadnavis met the right person to get positive energy,” the Sena mentioned.
“….Those who know Pawar will agree that he must have coached Fadnavis on how to behave responsibly during a crisis. These days Fadnavis wants to oppose the government just for the sake of opposing it. He is blaming the MVA government for every happening in Maharashtra and the rest of India,” it mentioned.
The Sena mentioned when Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the get together, was inaugurating trial runs of Mumbai Metro, BJP leaders have been exhibiting black flags at a protest and however, Mr. Fadnavis was assembly Mr. Pawar.
“Maharashtra has had a glorious tradition of Opposition leaders who would corner the government to get people’s work done expeditiously. If Fadnavis continues this tradition, his political graph would grow,” it mentioned.
The Sena additionally took a swipe on the BJP over its ambitions to return to energy.
“When Maharashtra is fighting the coronavirus pandemic, tackling cyclones, handling economic crisis how appropriate is it to dream about toppling a government which has a majority?” the edit questioned.
“…Sharad Pawar had made and broke several governments. He must have surely given Fadnavis some tips about how to play the role of an Opposition leader,” the Sena mentioned.
The edit additional mentioned the subject of Maharashtra’s environment friendly dealing with of the pandemic in contrast with Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and another States might need come up through the assembly between Mr. Pawar and Mr. Fadnavis.