Mumbai: Former Union minister and Shiv Sena chief Anant Geete has stated NCP chief Sharad Pawar who had “backstabbed” Congress to kind his celebration can’t be a “guru” for Shivsainiks. He additionally stated the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress is simply an “adjustment”.
Pawar is taken into account the architect and anchor of the MVA authorities which got here to energy after the 2019 Assembly elections following a fallout between Sena and BJP, who had shared energy from 2014 to 2019.
Addressing a public rally in his house turf Raigad on Monday, Geete stated, “Sharad Pawar cannot ever be our leader as this government (MVA) is mere an adjustment. Let people use as many accolades for Pawar but our ‘guru’ is only (late) Balasaheb Thackeray.”
“As long as this government is functioning, it will go on…If we separate, our home is Shiv Sena and we will always stick with our party,” Geete added.
Geete, a former MP from Raigad, additionally stated he did not harbour any “ill-intention” in the direction of the Sena-headed authorities and wished it to succeed. “Pawar had fashioned his celebration by backstabbing Congress. If Congress and NCP can’t grow to be one, the Shiv Sena additionally can’t toe the Congress coverage completely.”
Congress and NCP were not cordial always, the Sena leader said. The NCP was formed on May 25, 1999, by Sharad Pawar, P. A. Sangma, and Tariq Anwar after they were expelled from the Indian National Congress (INC) for disputing the right of Italy-born Sonia Gandhi to lead the party.
The NCP later became part of the Congress-led UPA governments at the Centre in which Pawar served as Agriculture Minister. In Maharashtra also the Congress and NCP shared power till 2014 when the Aghadi government was defeated by the BJP.
Geete had served as Union Minister for Heavy Industries after the 2014 polls when the Sena was part of the National Democratic Alliance.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he lost to his NCP rival Sunil Tatkare by a thin margin. Tatkare’s daughter Aditi is currently a minister of state in the MVA government.
Read all of the Latest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News right here