With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar’s public bonhomie triggering several political inferences, the Congress took several digs at the PM.
The party raised questions over his resolution to “fight corruption” and his staunch disapproval of Pawars ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Former chief minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said by sharing the dais and having lunch with Pawar, Modi is preparing for a possible pull out by the Shiv Sena.
“In the run up to the LS elections, Modi had been talking about bringing back black money and eradication of corruption. People voted him to power on these assurances, but he no more seems to be committed to his promises,” he said.
However, Shiv Sena members said the meeting was completely apolitical. “We do not see much of politics involved in the meeting of the two leaders. This was just a dialogue between two opposite ideologies. As far as the speculations about the possible attempt of cornering Shiv Sena, we are not that weak to succumb to any pressure,” said Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena.