Nationalist Congres Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing it for economic downfall of the country, ANI reported. Pawar said that politics in the country has come to an ‘unwelcome situation’. He added that there is dissatisfaction among people at large. “Three years of BJP rule has resulted in economic downfall owing to drop in agriculture growth, low investment and very less employment generation,” Pawar said while speaking at NCP Foundation Day program. “Politics in our country has come to the unwelcome situation. There is dissatisfaction among people at large,” the NCP leader added. Days ago, Pawar had hit out at Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government over the ongoing agrarian agitation in the state. NCP chief Sharad Pawar had said that farmers’ stir took place as the Fadnavis government had “fallen asleep”. He further termed chief minister Fadnavis’ allegation as ‘childish’ that some people wanted to create a situation of anarchy in Maharashtra by using farmers.
Devendra Fadnavis had recently announced the “biggest- ever” farm loan waiver in the wake of statewide agitation by farmers. However, when some sections of protesting farmers refused to call off their agitation, Fadnavis, without naming the Opposition Congress and NCP, alleged that “some people are trying to create anarchy in the state” by using farmers. Taking note of Fadnavis’ allegation, Pawar said, “None of the political parties have taken part in the strike called by farmers. The chief minister’s allegations are childish. This is a strike of farmers and led by their representatives only.”
“There is no point in giving a political colour to their agitation. Doing so does not suit the chief minister’s post,” Pawar further said in Ratnagiri late Friday evening. He also said, “The strike has taken place only because the government had fallen asleep.”