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Pawar may have advised Fadnavis on the role of the opposition leader: Sanjay Raut | India News


MUMBAI: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut joked Tuesday that CPN Chairman Sharad Pawar may have advised former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on how to be a “good opposition leader” during their meeting. from a day ago.
Speaking to reporters here, Raut dismissed the prospect of a new political arithmetic emerging in the state.
“Forget about the ‘operation Lotus‘in Maharashtra. It won’t happen here, not in West Bengal. Why introduce a political angle at every meeting? “, He said.
Fadnavis, who is the opposition leader in the Maharashtra Assembly, called Pawar (80) on Monday and later called it a “courtesy meeting”.
The meeting took place in the context of the BJP criticizing the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government for its handling of the Maratha quota issue and the COVID-19 situation in the state.
The NCP and Congress share power with the Seine in Maharashtra.
Pawar underwent gallbladder surgery in April this year, after which rest was recommended.
When asked about the meeting between the two leaders, Raut criticized Fadnavis, saying: “Sharad Pawar may have advised Devendra Fadnavis on how to be a good opposition leader. If he continues to act like this, the opposition (BJP) will not come”. to power (in the state) in the next 100 years. ”
“(The meeting) could be about how to play your role (as leader of the opposition) in the interest of the state, the public and the nation,” added the Sena leader.
When asked about any political angles to the meeting between Pawar and Fadnavis, Raut said that the BJP leader himself called it a “courtesy meeting.”
Also previously, there was speculation in political circles when Raut met with Fadnavis in September last year. However, Raut, who is the executive editor of Sena spokesperson ‘Saamana’, had said at the time that the meeting concerned an interview with Fadnavis he planned to conduct.
When asked about it on Tuesday, Raut said: “We will soon find a good opportunity to interview him (Fadnavis).”

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