Pawar knocks BJP for trying to ‘spread out bitterness’ in society; says maintaining consistency an obstacle


PUNE: In a veiled attack on the BJP, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday declared that attempts were being made to spread out bitterness in the society, and for that reason taking the country forward and preserving harmony has ended up being a challenge.
Politics used to link people in the past, now efforts were being made in the nation to divide them on the basis of faith, he stated, including that the country’s management was trying to defame nationwide icons like Mahatma Gandhi.
Pawar was resolving a gathering at Sangli, around 230 kms from here, where he invited regional leader Shivajirao Naik back into the NCP fold, after the latter gave up the BJP.
“Shivajirao succeeded as the Zilla Parishad president … I welcome him back to NCP. Let’s interact to use his expertise for the improvement of Maharashtra,” he said.
“Satara, or for that matter, Maharashtra had leadership who worked for the advancement or to bring people together. But today, efforts are being made in the nation to divide individuals on basis of religious beliefs,” Pawar stated.
Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad combated for the country’s freedom and worked to develop it. But currently, the nation’s leadership is trying to disparage these individuals, the former Union minister alleged.
The nation is presently being led by a party, which has a different idea process. Politics formerly linked individuals, and now attempts are being made at the nation to divide people on spiritual lines, he said.
“Recently, in BJP-ruled Karnataka, a ‘fatwa’ was provided by some organisations, where individuals were asked not to purchase anything from the stores run by members from a minority neighborhood. This type of bitterness is being spread by those elements who are in power in states. How will this nation go on and how will we preserve harmony is a concern,” Pawar stated.
“Today, we want to fight against this bigotry. We have to do politics of advancement, of better future for workers and farmers. I am positive that (Maharashtra Chief Minister) Uddhav Thackeray, (Deputy CM) Ajit Pawar, (NCP minister) Jayant Patil and others will change this picture together,” he said.
Meanwhile, he likewise stated that along with the production of sugar, people must concentrate on producing ethanol.
“We can not simply go for sugar production. We ought to opt for ethanol production. It is a good decision to have a distillery in some sugar factories … Production of ethanol will help us to conserve cash and farmers and distillers will be able to earn through it. PM also announce the incentive policies to support ethanol production.”

Published at Sat, 02 Apr 2022 05:30:10 -0400