Criticizing the Modi-led government at the Centre, Pawar said that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) agenda was to keep smaller parties away from power. He was in Thane, the home turf of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
Pawar said, “The Union government made several promises since the 2014 general elections, but it never fulfilled a single promise. The prime minister had promise house to every person in the country, but the government failed to fulfil it.”
The NCP chief also criticized the BJP claiming it used central probing agencies to further its agenda and break down governments in states to assume power.
Shinde and a group of 39 Shiv Sena legislators rebelled in June this year, leading to the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government comprising of Sena, NCP and Congress.
Shinde had come to power and assumed office in Maharashtra on June 30 with the support of BJP.
It may be noted that two senior NCP leaders Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik are in jail at the moment after being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in separate money laundering cases.