With Yogi Adityanath as UP CM, Sharad Pawar fears boost to communal politics

On the hardliner BJP leader Yogi Adityanath becoming the UP chief minister, Pawar expressed fear that communal politics may take precedence in the northern state.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published:March 19, 2017 8:50 pm
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NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Sunday said all like-minded parties need to come together to check the growth of the BJP as evident by its performance in the recent assembly elections in the five states. Pawar stressed upon the need of an anti-BJP grand alliance fearing that the “mandir-masjid” politics may get a boost with Yogi Adityanath becoming the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

“Looking at the kind of support the BJP has garnered in the assembly elections, it is very clear that all like-minded parties need to come together (to face it),” said Pawar, who was here to inaugurate the NCP’s new office.

“All the (non-BJP) parties need to introspect their shortcomings. To provide a strong alternative to the BJP, it is necessary that all the like-minded parties come together,” he told the reporters.

Asked if any talk has been started for forging an anti-BJP grand alliance, he said he wasn’t aware if it had been.

“It is a suggestion. As of now, no detailed discussion has been held…. If the NCP gets a proposal to be a part of such an alliance, we will respond positively,” he said.

On the hardliner BJP leader Yogi Adityanath becoming the UP chief minister, Pawar expressed fear that communal politics may take precedence in the northern state.

“Being such a big state, UP needs a leadership with a clear foresight to execute the developmental agenda. However, I am now worried about the people of UP as the new leadership might pay more attention to the `mandir-masjid’ issues rather than bringing real development,” he said.

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    krishan
    Mar 19, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    Who cares what this ugly man wantslt;br/gt;Corrupt imbecile
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      Chetan More
      Mar 19, 2017 at 5:02 pm
      Is there no single normal educated person in UP other than a clown in saffron. The world is becoming modern and globalized while India is becoming swadesi and communal.
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        Vikas Joshi
        Mar 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm
        Ha ha, and what development you have done sir? Don't install fear in general public.
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          Sukesh Sood
          Mar 19, 2017 at 3:59 pm
          True, Modi in Delhi/Hardcore polarised Hindutva politics and it's acceptability/success among voters is result of completely failed rule consist of Corruption,Selfishness ambitions of INC and its ociate personalities like Sharad Pawar
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            Joshua
            Mar 19, 2017 at 6:43 pm
            He has to dave jis own party men.. Engaged in serious. Scams... Bless him..
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              Mahender Goriganti
              Mar 19, 2017 at 5:02 pm
              All the opposition parties have one like mindedness that is 'how be communal but call others communal'.
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                Mahender Goriganti
                Mar 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm
                Anything new about all these siculars and the siscular media bombardment?? will it ever stop against anything to do with Hindus?? NO!! why bother??
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                  Niladrinath Mohanty
                  Mar 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm
                  Are Mamata, Lalu, Mulayam any less communal. They wear a veneer of secularism.
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                    Niladrinath Mohanty
                    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm
                    Hinduism does not preach to kill others who are not Hindus.
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                      Nagar
                      Mar 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm
                      U should be more worried about scam follow-up actions by the center now. lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Very soon U and aloo will be going to GOVERNMENT GUEST HOUSE
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                        Avinash
                        Mar 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm
                        Pawarji, so called 'communal politics' is far, far better than your scam politics. Don't u think???!!!
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                          pankaj
                          Mar 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm
                          Hinduism is antidote to communalism..
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                            Raghu
                            Mar 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm
                            If anything communal this mon.ster talking about....is Congress and gang including this moron! Still how long these deshdrohies live on false prapaa of labelling good parties n people? Won't work...people are mych smarter than ge thinks.
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                              Ramesh ahuja
                              Mar 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm
                              Come together in rocking boat , let's go down in history as anic. All donkeys planning to drown together.
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                                lookman
                                Mar 20, 2017 at 12:48 am
                                For seventy long years the gang of secularists have been looting India with the tacit help of the beneficiaries and the muslims who were pleased to exercise disproportionate clout by proxy. The Hindus looked around dazedly for their total loss of ideny in their own land international affairs INDIA was treated at par with Maldives or Burkina Faso. With Modi coming on the scene everything changed beyond imagination.IF HINDUS DO NOT GO TO SLEEP AGAIN THEY WILL GET THEIR DUE. Rest ured
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                                  Hedonist
                                  Mar 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm
                                  Pawar dont antagonize the Hindus else you will face defeat.
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                                    veer
                                    Mar 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm
                                    get laid u pest
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                                      vk
                                      Mar 19, 2017 at 10:56 pm
                                      Wow Indian Express is endorsing Lalau, Mamta, Mulayam, Shard as honest persons what a brave journalism nothing to do with corruption. Just sold to goons.
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                                        vinay
                                        Mar 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm
                                        So what was it from Congress and like minded party's till now?
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                                          vinay
                                          Mar 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm
                                          So what was it from and like minded party's till now?
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                                            Jsrana
                                            Mar 19, 2017 at 11:51 pm
                                            Carption is more dangreous then comminal 58%voted for them lt;br/gt;May god give you peace
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