The sugar cane fields that dot the soil-rich and water-content western Maharashtra have long been considered the lifeline of NCP President Sharad Pawar’s politics. It’s here that the stalwart is now fighting his fiercest battle against the BJP.
NCP’S CORE INFLUENCERS HAVE QUIT
The NCP’s core influencers like the Mohite-Patil family of Solapur, the royal family of Bhosales in Satara, the Mahadik family in Kolhapur and leaders like Jaykumar Gore, Dilip Sopal, Rashmi Bagal and Madan Bhosale have now switched sides and thrown their weight behind the BJP or the Shiv Sena. During one of his rallies in Solapur, Sharad Pawar told his supporters that he was still capable of sending people back home and would prop up youths to win this election.
CONGRESS AND NCP ARE COMPLETELY DEPENDANT ON SHARAD PAWAR TO FIGHT BJP
The Congress and the NCP are completely dependent on Sharad Pawar’s leadership, acumen and experience to face the BJP which overran all other political parties in the 2014 election. Despite the challenges, still the Congress and NCP know that in Sharad Pawar they have their best bet to counter the growing might of BJP in Maharashtra.
“I AM STILL YOUNG TO FIGHT THEM” : SHARAD PAWAR
And atleast on the face of it, Sharad Pawar is more than living up to the trust the Congress and NCP has placed in him. His speeches are some of the best; one is hearing this election season, his age is striking a chord with voters while the Maratha strongman easily makes his audience burst in laughter though the messages in the same are on a serious note.
Political pundits are calling this assembly election a battle for survival for the NCP. Though the party won four seats in the state in the Lok Sabha elections, aggressive politics by the BJP has upset traditional political calculations in the region. And this seems to be the main reason driving Sharad Pawar in one of his most aggressive campaigns though only the people of Maharashtra will decide if the Maratha strongman won them over this time or not. #ZebaWarsia – NMTV News.