The statement of Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has come to the fore on the statement made by former Union Minister and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete regarding Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar. Raut said that Raut said that Pawar is the leader of all. Pawar is considered the architect and pivot of the MVA government, which came to power after the 2019 assembly elections soured relations between the Shiv Sena and the BJP. Shiv Sena and BJP had shared power from 2014 to 2019.
In fact, former Union minister and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete had said that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, who stabbed the Congress in the back to form his own party, cannot be a ‘guru’ for Shiv Sainiks. He had also said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress is just a compromise. The politics in Maharashtra has become hot due to this statement of Geete. On one hand, the opposition BJP claimed that Geete expressed the views of Shiv Sena workers, on the other hand an NCP leader said that Geete has been sidelined and there is no need to react to his remarks. On the other hand, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay
What did Geete say?
Speaking at a public meeting in his home constituency Raigad on Monday, Geete said, “Sharad Pawar can never be our leader as this government (MVA) is only a compromise. People should applaud Pawar as much as he can, but our ‘guru’ is only (late) Balasaheb Thackeray. Geete said, “As long as this government is working, it will continue… If we part, our home is Shiv Sena and we will always be with our party.” Geete, a former Raigad MP, said he had no “bad intentions” towards the Shiv Sena-led government and wanted the government to run.
Geete, who was the Union Heavy Industries Minister before 2019, said, “Pawar had formed his party by stabbing the Congress in the back. If Congress and NCP cannot be united then Shiv Sena also cannot follow the policy of Congress completely. The relations between Congress and NCP were not always cordial. He said that the NCP was formed on May 25, 1999 by Sharad Pawar, PA Sangma and Tariq Anwar, after they were expelled from the Indian National Congress (INC) over a dispute over Italian-born Sonia Gandhi’s right to lead the party. was done.
Geete has been the Minister of Heavy Industries
The NCP later became part of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments at the Centre, with Pawar serving as Agriculture Minister. In Maharashtra too, Congress and NCP shared power till 2014. Geete had served as the Union Minister for Heavy Industries after the 2014 elections when the Shiv Sena was part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
BJP also targeted
Geete lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to his NCP rival Sunil Tatkare by a narrow margin. Tatkare’s daughter Aditi is currently a minister of state in the MVA government. BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said Geete wanted to say that the ruling alliance in Maharashtra is unnatural. Former Chief Minister Fadnavis said, ‘I have been saying this for a long time that the Maha Vikas Aghadi is an unnatural alliance, and it cannot run the government. Geete has also stated the same fact.
NCP MP rejects Geete’s remarks
Another BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “If any Shiv Sena worker is subjected to a narco-analysis test, his inner voice will come out demanding break with NCP and Congress. This (alliance) is a political suicide for Shiv Sena. At the same time, NCP MP from Raigad Sunil Tatkare, who defeated Geete in the 2019 general elections, rejected Geete’s remarks.
Pawar is the leader of the entire state
“Geeta has been sidelined, so there is no need to react to her statement against our leader Sharad Pawar,” he said. He seems to be disappointed with this alliance. “Whether to warn them or not is an internal matter of Shiv Sena. Pawar is the leader of the entire state. This government will continue to perform well under the leadership of Chief Minister Thackeray.