Drenched in rain, addressing the crowd in Maharashtra’s Satara on Friday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar admitted publically that he made a mistake in choosing the candidate for the national elections, the party stronghold.
This is a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the NCP patriarch for not having the courage to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the parliamentary constituency. PM Modi a day before had said that the opposition parties in Maharashtra played divisive politics after the centre scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August.
“They don’t even have the courage to contest for even Lok Sabha elections from Satara. Sharad Rao is Sharad Rao. He knows the direction of the wind that’s why he clearly refused that it’s not my work” he said in his Satara rally
In the national elections held earlier this year, the NCP had fielded Udayanraje Bhosale, Shivaji Maharaj’s descendant, from the Satara parliamentary seat. Bhosale, who won the seat, quit the party ahead of Maharashtra state elections and joined the BJP, which has fielded him for the by-election.
Admitting the lapse in judgement, Pawar on Friday said, “When one makes a mistake, one should admit it. I made a mistake while selecting candidate for the Lok Sabha poll. I accept this publicly. But I am happy that to correct the mistake, every young and old person in Satara is waiting for October 21”.
The NCP patriarch continued to address the crowd despite heavy rain. “The rain god has blessed the NCP for the October 21 election. And with the blessings of the rain god, Satara district will create a miracle in Maharashtra. That miracle will begin from October 21”, he told the gathering.
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