Narendra Modi-Sharad Pawar bonhomie on display as PM lauds Maratha strongman

"I have seen that Sharadrao finds time for farmers and the agriculture sector despite his hectic political schedule," Modi said.

By: PTI | Pune | Published:November 13, 2016 8:58 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded NCP chief Sharad Pawar for his 50 years of ‘unbeaten innings’ in electoral politics.

Speaking after inaugurating ‘Sugarcane Value Chain-Vision 2025 Sugar’ international conference and exhibition at Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI), an autonomous cane growers’ body headed by Pawar, Modi lauded the developmental work by the NCP chief and his concern for farmers and agri sector.

“I have seen that Sharadrao finds time for farmers and the agriculture sector despite his hectic political schedule,” Modi said, adding Pawar had always helped him in politics. “We cannot ignore the global economy when we are looking at the sugar industry,” he said.

This was the second time in two years that Modi visited an institution headed by Pawar. In February 2015, Modi had visited Baramati, Pawar’s hometown, to inaugurate a Krishi Vigyan Kendra building and also had lunch at the NCP chief’s home.