PM Modi-Sharad Pawar Meeting: The particulars of the assembly will not be recognized but. (File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar in parliament generated an enormous buzz in the present day. The two spoke for about 20 minutes at PM Modi’s workplace in parliament.
Sources say the Enforcement Directorate’s investigations in opposition to leaders of Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition could have come up within the discussions.
Sharad Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar, requested by reporters whether or not central probe businesses allegedly “targeting” Maharashtra leaders was mentioned within the assembly, mentioned he “did not know anything about it”.
“The country’s Prime Minister and the national president of a party can meet over developmental works. There are some important issues which need to be discussed when Parliament is in session. There may be such issues,” Ajit Pawar mentioned.
The Sena and the NCP have accused the central authorities of utilizing probe businesses to focus on opposition politicians.
This morning, the CBI took custody of former Maharashtra dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh, a senior chief of Sharad Pawar’s occasion.
On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate sized belongings price greater than Rs 11.15 crore of Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut’s spouse and two of his associates in a money-laundering investigation linked to alleged land offers.
Another NCP chief and Minister, Jayant Patil, nevertheless, mentioned Mr Pawar could have raised the long-pending approval by the Maharashtra Governor of a listing of 12 names for the state Legislative Council. The Governor, the Centre’s consultant within the state, has but to approve the state authorities’s checklist of members nominated to the legislative council.
Mr Pawar final night held a gathering at his dwelling for MLAs and leaders from Maharashtra.
Besides MLAs from the ruling alliance, the assembly at Mr Pawar’s dwelling additionally featured Union Minister and senior BJP chief Nitin Gadkari.
The NCP mentioned the assembly was on “Maharashtra-related issues”.
Significantly, the PM’s assembly with one of many senior most opposition politicians within the nation additionally came about months earlier than the Presidential election.
Though he is among the prime movers within the opposition, Mr Pawar just lately rejected the thought of him main the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the coalition that, led by the Congress, dominated the nation for 10 years.
Asked about the potential of him main the UPA in an try and mount a united opposition technique to tackle the ruling BJP in 2024, Mr Pawar mentioned, “I am not interested.”