Shiv Sena makes light of Fadnavis-Sharad Pawar meet
‘Sharad Pawar might have suggested Devendra Fadnavis on the right way to be opposition chief’, says social gathering MP Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday quipped that NCP president Sharad Pawar might have suggested former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the right way to be a “good opposition leader” throughout their assembly a day in the past.
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Talking to reporters right here, Mr. Raut dismissed prospects of any new political arithmetic rising within the state.
“Forget about ‘operation Lotus’ in Maharashtra. It will not happen here, not in West Bengal. Why bring political angle into every meeting?” he stated.
Mr. Fadnavis, who’s the Leader of Opposition within the Maharashtra Assembly, known as on NCP veteran Mr. Pawar on Monday and later termed it as a “courtesy meeting”.
The assembly got here in opposition to the backdrop of the BJP criticising the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra authorities over its dealing with of the Maratha quota subject and the COVID-19 state of affairs within the state.
The NCP and Congress share energy with the Sena in Maharashtra.
Mr. Pawar underwent a gall bladder surgical procedure in April this 12 months following which he was suggested relaxation.
Asked concerning the assembly between the 2 leaders, Mr. Raut took a dig at Mr. Fadnavis saying, “Sharad Pawar may have advised Devendra Fadnavis on how to be a good opposition leader. If he continues to act like this, the opposition (BJP) will not come to power (in the state) in the next 100 years.” “It (the meeting) could be about how to play his role (as an opposition leader) in the interest of the state, the public and the nation,” the Sena chief added.
Asked about any political angle to the assembly between Mr. Pawar and Mr. Fadnavis, Mr. Raut stated the BJP chief himself termed it as a “courtesy meet”.
Earlier additionally, there have been speculations in political circles when Mr. Raut met Mr. Fadnavis in September final 12 months.
However, Mr. Raut, who’s the chief editor of the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, had then stated the assembly pertained to an interview of Mr. Fadnavis which he deliberate to conduct.
When requested about it on Tuesday, Mr. Raut stated, “We will find a good occasion soon to interview him (Fadnavis).”