Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said that Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s remarks on drought-hit areas were improper, but sought to end the row as his nephew had apologised.
“Ajit or any other leader should choose his language carefully,” Pawar said.
Ajit had ridiculed the hunger-strike by a drought-affected farmer for the release of water, saying, “From where will we give him water? Should we urinate?”
Pawar also reproached Ajit for his statement that NCP MLAs would decide whether he should resign or not. “The decision on resignation will be taken by the party, not the MLAs,” said the Union agriculture minister.