BJP leader and Member of Maharashtra State Legislative Council Gopichgand Padalkar has warned Uddhav Thackeray against NCP President Sharad Pawar. In his tweet, Padalkar compared Pawar to the infamous character ‘Shakuni’ from ‘Mahabharat’.
According to Padalkar, as long as Uddhav understands the game of ‘Shakuni Uncle’, all his supporters except Uddhav and his son will leave the party.
Speaking to news18.com, Padalkar says, “I have warned Uddhav Thackeray against Sharad Pawar through my tweet.
“You can’t trust him at all. He betrayed Congress leader Vasantdada Patil and became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Look what they did to Ajit Pawar, asked him to swear in Fadnavis cabinet as DyCM of Maharashtra, then everyone knows what happens. Padalkar believes that if Uddhav Thackeray listens to Sharad Pawar, his party (Shiv Sena UBT) will go down further.
Pawar has always used the Congress party for his purposes. His party has no ideology and no role. NCP is a party of industrialists who have a stronghold in some parts of Maharashtra.
Slamming Padalkar’s tweet, Uddhav Thackeray group spokesperson Anand Dubey said, “Shakuni was always with the Kauravas because they were outnumbered. In the politics of Maharashtra state, the party which has got more number is the party of Kauravas and Shakunis. We are fighting our battle and stand firmly behind Uddhav Thackeray. BJP should see what is happening in their party. Mahavikas Aghadi is strong and will continue to fight with BJP.
This is not the first time that a BJP leader has attacked Sharad Pawar. Padalkar is of the opinion that Sharad Pawar has always acted against SC and ST reservation. Padalkar alleged that those opposing ‘Dhangar’ reservation in the state are close to Sharad Pawar.
In some incidents, Padalkar has used abusive language about Pawar while criticizing him. Padalkar contested the 2019 assembly elections before becoming a member of the Legislative Council and was defeated by Ajit Pawar (nephew of Sharad Pawar).
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