Mumbai, Dec 12 (IECurrentAffairs) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said Assembly poll results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh mark the “beginning of a change”, and “rejection” of the BJP-led government’s policies.
He further said that his party would support the Congress and also suggested the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to throw their weight behind the Rahul Gandhi-led party.
Referring to the constant criticism against Rahul Gandhi by the BJP, the former Union minister said people did not like the Congress president being “ridiculed”.
The Congress dislodged the BJP from power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh.
“People have expressed disappointment against the Modi government… the Assembly poll results mark the beginning of a change… people rejected the anti-farmers, anti-traders policies of
Modi,” the NCP chief said.
On the Shiv Sena’s frequent criticism of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party may be critical of its senior ally, but the two may come together for elections in the future.
Pawar who turned to 78 on Wednesday made this remarks after meeting party leaders and workers who turned up to greet him on his birthday.
The NCP chief also alleged that the Narendra Modi government took the decision of demonetisation without consulting the Reserve Bank of India.