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Sharad Pawar first non-shiv sena member to be interviewed by Saamna

In recent developments, Sharad Pawar has been interviewed by the executive editor of Saamna, Sanjay Raut.

Sharad Pawar first non-shiv sena member to be interviewed by Saamna
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In recent developments, Sharad Pawar has been interviewed by the executive editor of Saamna, Sanjay Raut. The NCP President has stated that he does not agree to the notion that the state government and administration can function by “remote control”.

For the first time in the 33-year history of Saamna, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, a leader has been interviewed who is not from the Shiv Sena party. Sharad Pawar, speaking to Raut, taunted the former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, stated that the politicians should not take its citizens for granted as even leaders like Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee had to face loss and defeat in the face of elections. In a three-page interview, Sharad Pawar further spoke about the lockdown, the BJP and the relationship between the three partners in the MVA government in the state, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress.

Sharad Pawar also talked about the fall of BJP due to its subduing Sena, the unlikely combination of Shiv Sena and Congress, and the success of the coalition in tackling the pandemic unitedly. Speaking about the performance of the coalition in the past 6 months, he stated that the three-party government was successful as there was no politicization between the three parties in fighting the contagious disease.

The BJP-Sena alliance had earlier fallen out over a 50-50 power-sharing and shared CM post, leading to the Shiv Sena allying with NCP-Congress to form the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. On November 28, Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra which was preceded by four-day CM stint by Fadnavis, which fell after Ajit Pawar rescinded his support after the Supreme Court ordered an open ballot floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly. This lead to the resignation of both Fadnavis and Pawar, ushering in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

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