NCP Chief Sharad Pawar Hits Out at BJP, Says Saffron Party Has Only Article 370 for All Questions Raised During Maharashtra Poll Campaign
NCP chief Sharad Pawar. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Pune, October 15: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the BJP had only Article 370 and its revocation in Jammu and Kashmir as an answer for all questions raised during the Maharashtra poll campaign. The state polls are scheduled for October 21 and results will be declared on October 24. Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: PM Narendra Modi to Hold Rallies in Akola, Jalna and Panvel Today.

Addressing a rally in Pune's Hadapsar area, Pawar said, "Since the BJP does not have anything concrete to show, they are harping on abrogation of Article 370 in J-K. When it was revoked, some people in Kashmir protested. The Congress supported the proposal and asked that people there be taken into confidence."

"We are also happy (on the revocation). There were no complaints. I publicly announced my support but they (Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah) address people and question my opinion." He said the BJP should tell people what it achieved in its five-year tenure rather than making Article 370 the central issue of their campaign. Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Full List of Constituencies With Current MLA Names and How BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP Fared in 2014.

"Question them about farmer suicides, unemployment, closure of industries, and the BJP replies Article 370," he said. Mocking the PM and Shah for "not completing their speeches without taking my name", Pawar said, "Sometimes I am worried. I can understand Modiji is single. But the second one might be taking my name in his sleep as well, and his family members must be surprised."

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