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Sharad Pawar needles Governor Over “Secular” Row, suggest govt to take a loan to help flood-hit people

Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar hit out at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari over his controversial exchange with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray saying that if there was a person of self-respect, he would not have remained in the post. Pawar spoke to reporters in Osmanabad district Stating that, ‘Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also said that some words should not have been used in the letter’.

While talking to reporters in Osmanabad district where was taking stock of the flood-affected areas the NCP chief said, “Anyone with self-respect will not continue in the post. Who are we to make any demand.”

Further referring to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s comment against the use of such strong language, Pawar said, “After the Union Home Minister’s statement expressing disappointment over language in the letter, anybody with self-respect will take a call on whether to continue in the post or not.”

“If Union Home Minister has raised concern over the language used by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, it’s significant,” he added.

It is worth noting that the Governor of Maharashtra Koshyari recently wrote to Thackeray to reopen the shrines in the state and asked if the Shiv Sena president suddenly became secular. After this, allegations and counter-allegations started between the Governor and the Chief Minister.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said in an interview to a news channel on Saturday, “Koshyari could have used better words in the letter”.

On the question related to joining NCP of Eknath Khadse, Pawar said that he was the leader of the opposition and played a big role in raising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. He criticized us and we took it seriously. Pawar said why he should not go to a party that appreciates his work.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has also advised the state’s MahavikasAghadi government to take a loan to provide financial assistance to farmers affected by rain and floods. Pawar said on Monday that Maharashtra is facing a historic economic crisis and the state government has no option but to take a loan to help the flood-affected people in the state.

after visiting the flood-affected areas, Pawar said Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur, Nanded and Pandharpur are badly affected by flooding. Soybean, cotton and sugarcane crops have been damaged. According to official information, 40,036 people have been evacuated to safer places in the four districts till Friday. He said that the farmers had taken up farming by taking loans, but due to rain and floods, the standing crop ready for harvesting in the fields has been destroyed. The soil of the fields has been washed away and wells, pipelines and houses have also been damaged due to heavy rains. Pawar said that in such a big crisis, the state government alone cannot do anything. The state and central governments work together during such a big crisis. He said “I have read that the Prime Minister had spoken to the Chief Minister and assured that the central government is with the state. We have differences, but in such a crisis we unite. We would welcome if Devendra Fadnavis comes with us to demand a package from the Center for farmers.”

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