Team Blitz India
MUMBAI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Maharashtra Minister Girish Mahajan, taking a jibe at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, said last week that the latter did not have a base anymore as most NCP MPs and MLAs had joined the BJP.
Mahajan said, “His (Sharad Pawar’s) own party is not with him anymore. Only a few MPs and people are with him. He had 55 MLAs but not even 8-10 of them are with him now. His condition is very poor.”
He added that the entire country stood with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mahajan also equated Pawar’s situation with that of the Shiv Sena, where former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was ousted after the majority of MLAs along with Eknath Shinde joined the BJP.
“The entire country stands with PM Modi. He is the most popular global leader. So, I think it has become his (Sharad Pawar) habit to speak anything. He does not have his base anymore. NCP’s Sharad Pawar faction has met the same situation as that faced by Shiv Sena. So, he says things like that,” Mahajan said.
Mahajan’s comments came after Pawar said that the BJP was working like Adolf Hitler’s propaganda system in Germany. Speaking to NCP members at a party conference held in Shirdi in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Pawar said that India’s environment was not favourable for BJP to win.