Baramati, Leading News Service : Earlier in the organization of NCP, Chhagan Bhujbal, Babanrao Pachpute, R. R. Patil, Arun Gujarathi, Sunil Tatkare, Jayant Patil, Madhukar Pichad have held the posts of President. Opposition leader Ajit Pawar asked what is wrong with me asking for a post in the party organization. Senior leader Chhagan Bhujbal also demanded the responsibility of the party organization, Pawar said there was nothing wrong in it. He was talking to reporters at Baramati.
Pawar said, I have presented my demand on the platform of the party. Major officials were present there. Ultimately the party has to take the decision. Chhagan Bhujbal has demanded, it is his right. If everyone wants to be treated equally, why should not all elements get representation in the party, so their demand is right. We will discuss this. Any party should have the right to vote democratically. The decision taken by the party will be final for us.
Earlier in the organization of NCP, Chhagan Bhujbal, Babanrao Pachpute, R. R. Patil, Arun Gujarathi, Sunil Tatkare, Jayant Patil, Madhukar Pichad have held the posts of President. Pawar said that I have demanded to be given whatever post I think is appropriate. I have held the posts of MLA, MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition for the last 32 years. He asked what would be the harm if the desire to do the work of the organization was shown now.
Regarding the discussion with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Pawar said, Siddaramaiah has held the post of Finance Minister there for 14 years. Even now he is the finance minister. I was the finance minister of the state for six and a half years. Siddaramaiah said that Karnataka’s budget is three and a half lakh crores. The government there has announced five popular schemes. 65 thousand crores will fall on them. But Pawar said that Siddaramaiah told him that they were implemented because people were given faith. I was also curious about these schemes in Karnataka, but any finance minister has to take care that the development works are not affected while announcing such schemes, Pawar said.
Free bus travel for women starts in Karnataka. Some told me that it results in students not getting seats in the journey. They should also be considered. If we have to introduce such a scheme in future, 50% reservation will be given to women and that number of seats will be given. The rest will be reserved for male and female passengers. Some schemes are to win these elections and some are for the good of the people. Jayalalitha had implemented schemes for the welfare of the people in Tamil Nadu. Free electricity was announced when Sushilkumar Shinde was the Chief Minister. It was realized that giving a bill for free is a huge burden. It was causing the problem of electricity for industries. So the plan had to be withdrawn. Pawar said that the state should have that much financial capacity while announcing such schemes.
At this time, Pawar commented on some statements of BJP state president Chandrashekhar Bawankule. Although they say that even if the opposition unites, there will be no result. Now BRS has entered the state. It has an effect. Pawar asked that what is the meaning of going to buttermilk and hiding the pot.
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