Did Ajit Pawar’s political move have uncle Sharad Pawar’s tacit approval?


Those who know Maharashtra politics and Sharad Pawar closely tell that without his consent no one in his party can take such a big step, neither Praful Patel nor Ajit Pawar can take it nor He is Chhagan Bhujbal.

Chhote Pawar (Ajit Pawar) has now come to ‘power’ after a major political upheaval in the politics of Maharashtra on Sunday, but the way Bade Pawar i.e. Sharad Pawar, even after Ajit Pawar’s rebellion and snatching of his entire party Has given a calm and restrained response, the question arises in itself whether Sharad Pawar was really unaware of this entire political development? Was he not aware that his nephew Ajit Pawar is going with the BJP once again breaking party MLAs? Did he not realize that his allies like Chhagan Bhujbal are also going with the NDA alliance this time? Did it not occur to him that his oldest confidante and close friend Praful Patel, whom he had recently made working president of the party along with his daughter Supriya Sule, was standing by his rebel nephew this time. Are? Was Sharad Pawar really unaware of this whole incident or had he given his tacit consent and approval to this rebellion to save his party leaders and especially family members from being investigated by the investigating agency ED and going to jail?

However, it is too early to say anything about this at the moment. But talking to reporters after nephew Ajit Pawar became the Deputy Chief Minister in the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government, the manner in which Sharad Pawar said that he will not go to the court on this issue but will go to the public and keep his word on his own. Many questions are arising. The interesting fact is that while Ajit Pawar is claiming that the MPs, MLAs and leaders of the party are with him in his decision, he has joined the NDA alliance with the NCP party and he will contest the upcoming elections in the state. Will fight under the banner of his NCP party and on the election symbol of NCP, on the other hand Sharad Pawar is talking about going to the public instead of the court. It is certain that if Sharad Pawar does not challenge this decision of Ajit Pawar, then his party NCP will be captured by Ajit Pawar inside and outside the assembly and he will field his candidates on the symbol of NCP in the name of NCP. In such a situation, in the name of which party, on which election symbol, Sharad Pawar will seek the support of the people in the midst of the public? It is obvious that Sharad Pawar will have to go back on his word and approach the Speaker of the Assembly to the High Court and the Supreme Court to retain control over the party, but if he does not do so, it will be assumed that all this Something has happened with their consent and through this one master stroke, Sharad Pawar wants to give a message to BJP, Uddhav Thackeray and Congress as well as other opposition parties of the country engaged in the campaign of opposition unity.

It is certain that by bringing Ajit Pawar in its fold, the BJP has hit many targets with one stone. On the one hand, he has weakened the opposition by breaking the unity of all the three political parties involved in the Maha Vikas Aghadi – Congress, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) and NCP, and on the other hand, he has balanced the strength of Eknath Shinde. . In the changed situation, Eknath Shinde is no longer in a position to demand much from the BJP because Ajit Pawar is also claiming to have as many MLAs as he has. Taking Ajit Pawar along with him, the BJP has also done the work of correcting the equation of the Lok Sabha elections. On the one hand, work has been done to convey the message to the OBC, Dalit and Muslim voters of the state, on the other hand, complete arrangements have been made to surround the current MP and his daughter Supriya Sule in Baramati, which is called Sharad Pawar’s stronghold. The BJP wants to win all the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state and it feels that with the help of Eknath Shinde and Ajit Pawar, the BJP is going to topple Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray and all the Congress strongholds in Maharashtra this time.

But if Sharad Pawar does not challenge Ajit Pawar, then many meanings and meanings will be extracted from it because those who know Maharashtra politics and Sharad Pawar closely tell that without his consent no such big step can be taken in his party. Can lift, neither Praful Patel can lift nor Ajit Pawar can lift nor Chhagan Bhujbal. It is being told so far that an idea was being formed within the NCP that for the time being, to save its leaders from going to the investigation agency and jail, they should join the BJP alliance, take advantage of the popularity of the alliance and hold elections next year. Let us strengthen our position in the upcoming assembly elections and Lok Sabha elections and if Sharad Pawar is really working on this policy, then we will have to wait for his new googly. At the same time, all the opposition parties involved in the campaign of opposition unity will also have to consider giving Sharad Pawar a bigger role in the new opposition alliance to be formed.

Santosh Pathak

(The author is a senior journalist and columnist)

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