Sharad Pawar Takes On Warakari Council: 'Need No One's Permission To Visit Pandharpur'

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Taking on the National Warkari Council, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday, said that he needed no one's permission or any reason to visit Pandharpur, at Pune

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Sharad Pawar

Taking on the National Warkari Council, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday, said that he needed no one's permission or any reason to visit Pandharpur while addressing a public meeting in Pune's Alandi. The NCP chief was in Alandi on the occasion of Jog Maharaj's death anniversary. Addressing the crowd, he promised that the government will take up the purification of the Indrayani river, highlighting that the class which demands for better society will always have the government's backing.

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In his speech, he also clarified that he did not indulge in politics with an ulterior motive. Citing his visit, he said that he often visited places like Pandharpur, Dehu, and Alandi, but did not publically announce them. Moreover, he promised that he will take the Warkari's demands to the Deputy Chief Minister, Finance Minister and Guardian Minister and make an announcement of the Indrayani purification project.

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Earlier on February 5, the national Warkari Council had issued a notice terming Pawar as anti-Hindu and an atheist, as per reports. Moreover, the Council had also directed to not invite Pawar and the current 'atheist' government for inaugural events or hold speeches, thereby earning Lord Panduranga's ire. Praising the previous BJP-Shiv Sena government's 'devout' nature, the Council recalled that when Pawar was CM he had skipped Lord Panduranga's 'Maha pooja'.

 

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Ironically, the NCP-Congress is in coalition with the Hindutva-touting saffron party - Shiv Sena. The three ideological opposites formed a 'secular' government after BJP-Shiv Sena fell out squabbling over CM posts and portfolios, after the Maharashtra polls. The Shiv Sena which has often locked horns with Congress on Hindutva-related issues is currently planning a visit to Ayodhya in March to thank Lord Ram for 100 days of Thackeray government. 

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