Maharashtrian should become PM: Pawar

Downplaying his prime ministerial aspirations,NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said he could not expect to run the affairs of the country...

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 14, 2009 1:08 am

Downplaying his prime ministerial aspirations,NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said he could not expect to run the affairs of the country with the limited number of seats his party was contesting in the Lok Sabha polls. At the same time,he felt that someone from Maharashtra should get an opportunity.

“You see,one should not expect to be prime minister when one is contesting limited seats,” Pawar told NDTV in an interview. “Maharashtra should get an opportunity. That is a general feeling among the people. And I always try to tell them,you can think about anybody. But you see,if my party is contesting just 30-35 seats in the entire country…. How can anybody expect to take the responsibility to run the affairs of the nation,” he went on to add.

About Shiv Sena’s support for him,Pawar claimed that the Sena would support any Maharashtrian in his bid for the prime ministership.

Though he felt that the Third Front would not be able to provide a “viable alternative”,he said support from Front partners could be crucial for anyone aspiring to form the next Government.

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