All secular parties should unite against BJP: Sharad Pawar

The development in UP, meanwhile, evoked mixed reactions in the state.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:March 20, 2017 3:26 am
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Expressing concern over the BJP’s decision to appoint Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, NCP president Sharad Pawar said Sunday he was “worried about the people of UP”. “There is possibility of the real development agenda taking a backseat with mandir-masjid politics taking centre stage,” he said. Pawar said, “Communal politics will get precedence over development politics. UP is a big state, it required a leader who would take the development agenda ahead.”

Urging all like-minded “secular parties” to join hands, he said, “The BJP’s mandate in UP calls for a unity within secular parties. All other parties need to do introspection about their shortcomings and provide an alternative to the BJP.” Stating that he had held no such discussion with anybody till now, Pawar indicated that any proposal coming his way to be part of such an alliance would be reciprocated.

The development in UP, meanwhile, evoked mixed reactions in the state.

The Shiv Sena welcomed the appointment of Adityanath. Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “Now the BJP should be able to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya. We welcome Adityanath’s appointment.” Reacting to the appointment of two deputy CMs, Raut said, “BJP had dismissed the demand for a deputy CM in Maharashtra. But it works for them in UP.” The Congress was critical of the BJP’s choice. “The Congress has always been against communal politics,” said a senior party leader who did not wish to be named.

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    IslamForFoools
    Mar 20, 2017 at 12:49 am
    By saying this jihadi sharad pawar means is all anti Hindu jihadi parties should come together and destroy Hinduism and convert India into another stan. Such people don't deserve dignity or even life
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      IslamForFoools
      Mar 20, 2017 at 1:35 am
      He has turned our Hindu Maratha people against other Hindus. Very cunning and evil person, sharad pawar
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        IslamForFoools
        Mar 20, 2017 at 12:48 am
        Most corrupt jihadi terrorist of Maharashtra, ugly looking sharad pawar. He goes to Muslim areas in Mumbai and incites Muslims that ishrat jaha was innocent and not musselman terrorist. He overlived his life,.
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          IslamForFoools
          Mar 20, 2017 at 2:30 am
          Sharad pawar- gaddar traitor Hindu, murderer of my nation, hope he dies most painful death. I mean it from bottom of my heart
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            IML sood
            Mar 20, 2017 at 2:16 am
            Pawar is like an old rusted discarded gun not for any use. Will anyone give him credit, hardly possible.
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              MyTake
              Mar 20, 2017 at 3:06 am
              Who is stopping the sickularists coming together?lt;br/gt;Get together so it becomes economical to give just one k i c k and out the door!
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                Dereck
                Mar 20, 2017 at 12:23 am
                Sharad Pawar should start planning for his post death karma. He is really messed up Indian farmers and teamed up with people like Dawood
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                  chander
                  Mar 20, 2017 at 1:03 am
                  What Sharad Pawar is saying is that Hindus should not be Hindus. They need to be self-loathing and Secular only. Will it work?
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                    Truth
                    Mar 20, 2017 at 3:24 am
                    The "Game" of the crooked politicians - lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The P M says he will not tolerate corruption and then awards the Padma Vibhushan to one of the most corrupt politicians.......now the latter wants to repay ???
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                      KP Pillai
                      Mar 20, 2017 at 3:12 am
                      He is shedding crocodile tears. The welathiest Indian politicians is worried of the people of Uttar Pradesh ??? But believe me, if he get a chance, he will join BJP. All that the BJP should do is to offer him the Vice President of India position. UP is set to bring Ram Rajya and number of States will follow it with the basic policy being ''sabka saath sabka vikas'. Now the pseudo secularists plan to unite and after 2019, they will become one political party and thereafter will be dumped in Arabian sea.
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                        KSRao
                        Mar 20, 2017 at 1:13 am
                        It's a bit too late Mr Pawar! You should have got together earlier, it would have helped. All opposition leaders have king-size egos, and are corrupt to the core. People have lost faith in you guys! The best you can do is, dislodge the his from thei role in Congress, let all the erstwhile Congresswallahs come together, and form an alliance with other like-minded parties, so you may at least put up some fight. Thereafter be honest, and then people might give an opportunity like they have given in Punjab, otherwise no chance.
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                          Priyank
                          Mar 20, 2017 at 3:50 am
                          Sharad Pawar meant to say all corrupt parties should unit against anti-corruption Bjp
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                            Avinash
                            Mar 20, 2017 at 2:41 am
                            Shared Pawar is the greatest hoax on the political stage of indian politics.
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                              Raghu
                              Mar 20, 2017 at 1:22 am
                              In that case only true secular party is BJP! So, rest all communal...any doubt?
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                                Ravikishore
                                Mar 20, 2017 at 2:13 am
                                Instead of ng old wine in new bottles, why don't the secular parties change their outlook for once and start working for the people for a change? BJP is evil, but to root them out, you need to give the people a better alternative. All political parties need to first clean their houses and reflect before thinking of getting rid of the dangerous BJP.
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                                  KAPIL DEV
                                  Mar 20, 2017 at 2:24 am
                                  if SHARD PAWAR is worried about UP people who can go to italy or china along with SONIA . HE IS TRAITOR OF COUNTRY WHOSE ONE FEET IS IN THE GRAVE still barking against nationalisT PATRIOT HINDU ALL HINDUS ARE TRAITORS WHO VOTE FOR THEM TO NOURISH SUCH COBRAS? . .
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                                    Shambhu
                                    Mar 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm
                                    A shala ia bol raha hai. Maha chor dusre to sikha raha hai.
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                                      sdas
                                      Mar 20, 2017 at 12:52 am
                                      SharadJi, do not worry about other states. Worry about your black money and your sugar mills. And the future of your daughter.
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                                        Vinayak Upadhyaya
                                        Mar 20, 2017 at 3:28 am
                                        These secularists are responsible for parion of India in 1947 and after that they are looting country . All these secularists should be punished for corruption and anti national activities.
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                                          Vaarun
                                          Mar 20, 2017 at 2:24 am
                                          With power will come muslim votes as well,.. seculars are dead horses
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                                            vagish
                                            Mar 20, 2017 at 1:21 am
                                            What the Maratha strongman is saying is totally in contrast with what he practiced all his political career and life. He always pla the caste card to win. He alwys spread hatred against specific caste. He instigated his supporters to malign the people from other castes just to gain politically. And you call him secular. Do you know what is the defination of secular? The man who is completely immersed from top to toe in castism is secular? What a joke
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