A grand ceremony and powerful speeches marked Revenue Minister Narayan Rane’s newspaper Prahaar launch. Revenue Minister Narayan Rane might have launched his Marathi news daily Prahaar with the aim of attacking the evils of the society but one the day of its inauguration, the minister himself was striked down as except State Minister and senior Congress leader Patangrao Kadam, many ministers preferred to stay away from the function. One of the reasons can be the presence of NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar in the event. The fact that Sharad Pawar graced the occasion of Narayan Rane’s newspaper ceremony raised eyebrows, for Narayan Rane’s disappointment from party high commands is not hidden from anyone and many believe that Sharad Pawar too is looking for someone to fill Chaggan Bhujbal shoes, if at all the latter plans to quite the party to join Sena. That is why many believe that Prahar’s inauguration ceremony hinted at several new political equations than what met the eye. Whether Narayan Rane paper Prahar will truly attack the issues it wants to stand up for is something that leaders will find in the future but the inaugural ceremony definitely did become a platform to for senior congress and NCP leaders to attack each other. With cameraperson rajendra Prasad, Rajeev Mishra for NMTV News.
February 27, 2008