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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar is once again seen with industrialist Gautam Adani. He had reached an event, where he was seen cutting the ribbon with Adani in what looked like an inauguration ceremony. This picture of his started floating on social media the very next moment and again many question marks started emerging in the street of politics. These marks went with the just formed INDIA alliance. Now questions are being raised as to why Sharad Pawar is meeting Adani again and again.
CM Himanta and Amit Malviya raised questions
Regarding this picture, Amit Malviya wrote on X, ‘The rift between Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar could not be more clear than this. INDIA alliance is breaking on many fronts. At the same time, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma raised questions on this picture and said, why is Rahul Gandhi silent when Sharad Pawar meets Adani again and again. He said, why are Rahul Gandhi and Congress silent when Sharad Pawar was seen with Adani in an event? This is politics of convenience, blackmailing.
Rahul Gandhi has been raising questions about Adani
In fact, Rahul Gandhi has many times directly raised questions about the relationship between Adani and PM Modi, especially after the Hindenburg Report came out, he has been attacking BJP and the Central Government on this issue many times, but Sharad Pawar has many times softened these attacks of Rahul Gandhi. This is not the first time that NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has been seen with industrialist Gautam Adani. In fact, before this Adani himself had also gone to Sharad Pawar’s house Silver Oak and met him.
Pawar-Adani met in Ahmedabad
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and businessman Gautam Adani met in Ahmedabad on Saturday, September 23. The occasion was the inauguration of India’s first lactoferrin plant, after which Sharad Pawar also visited Gautam Adani’s house and office. Sharad Pawar wrote on Twitter, ‘It was a privilege to inaugurate India’s first lactoferrin plant EximPower at Vasna, Chacharwadi, Gujarat with Gautam Adani.’
Pawar was the organizer of the Mumbai meeting of the opposition alliance.
The big thing is that the ‘India’ alliance of opposition parties has been continuously demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) investigation into the Hindenburg-Adani issue. This meeting of Adani and Pawar becomes more important when the opposition alliance is preparing to contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 by uniting against the BJP. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has been continuously opposing Adani. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar is one of the big leaders of the opposition alliance INDIA and was also the organizer of the last meeting held in Mumbai.
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Shehzad Poonawala targeted Rahul Gandhi
When Sharad Pawar posted his and Adani’s pictures on X, BJP’s national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala targeted Rahul Gandhi. He said that this picture speaks a thousand words, but only when Rahul Gandhi wants to hear it. Poonawala said that no one takes Rahul Gandhi seriously in the opposition alliance.
Why does Sharad go against the principles of the alliance?
This is not the first time that Sharad Pawar has been seen going against the principles of the alliance. He has met Adani twice in June and April. On June 2, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar had met Adani, after this meeting many discussions started in Maharashtra politics. Earlier, there was a meeting between Adani and Pawar in April also.
However, this is not the first time that NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has shied away from the issues of opposition and opposition unity or has deviated from the rut on which the agenda of the party or alliance has been set. Earlier also he has been expressing his different opinion on degree issue, JPC investigation, Savarkar issue. Apart from the meeting with Adani, the repeated meetings of Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar have also sounded like alarm bells for the India alliance. Recently, when Sharad Pawar had shared the stage with PM Modi in the Tilak Trust program, his move was also considered different from the party line.
Sharad Pawar’s different opinion on degree issue
Talking about PM Modi’s degree, it was again raised by the Aam Aadmi Party and the Uddhav faction of Shiv Sena. Congress had tacit support on this issue, but Sharad Pawar bluntly said on this issue that ‘the central government should be surrounded on issues like unemployment, law and order, inflation or other important issues should be discussed. . He had completely rejected the issue of PM’s degree.
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JPC distanced itself from the demand for investigation
Sharad Pawar had a different opinion from the opposition on the Adani issue. 19 opposition parties in the House had accused the Modi government of corruption while demanding a JPC on the Adani issue. Rahul Gandhi was also seen continuously cornering the government on this issue from inside and outside the House, but Sharad Pawar took a different stand on this issue. Referring to the Hindenburg Report in an interview given to a channel, Sharad Pawar said, “This person had given such statements earlier also and even then there was an uproar in the House for a few days.”
But this time more attention has been given to this issue. Anyway, who made the statements in the report that came and what is the background of it. When those people raise such issues which create uproar in the country, it only impacts our economy. It seems that all this was done to target someone.” Pawar, while giving a blow to JPC’s demand on Adani issue, had said that it would not be fair because 15 out of 21 members would be from the ruling party.
Pawar had attended the program of Tilak Trust, Congress was unhappy
Sharad Pawar’s participation in the award ceremony of Tilak Memorial was also seen as a move different from the ideology of opposition unity. Sharad Pawar went beyond the basic spirit of the newly formed INDIA organization and became a part of that function. In which PM Modi was honoured. In such a situation, no one could understand Sharad Pawar’s views on what his stand was and what was his motive for participating in this program, while Congress was angry with his decision. Along with this, this step was seen as a crack in opposition unity.
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