NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday stated he by no means gave up the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Yashwantrao Chavan even after parting methods with the Congress to type his personal occasion.
Talking at an occasion in Pune, he stated he doesn’t repent that he waited until 1999 to type the Nationalist Congress Social gathering.
“My household adopted some totally different ideology, it was extra of Leftist ideology. I got here to Pune in 1958 and the youth like me had been pushed by the ideologies of Gandhi, Nehru, and Chavan. We went to the underside of that thought and adopted it and labored additional,” he stated.
“The Congress was the mainstay of that ideology and that’s the reason by no means considered going away from it. Never considered doing one thing totally different. I needed to take this choice (of forming NCP ) as a result of the Congress had eliminated me from the occasion for six years,” he stated.
He stated he paid the worth for placing forth some opinions within the Congress government meet that didn’t get “digested”.
“Even when we left the Congress and shaped NCP, we by no means gave up the ideas of Gandhi, Nehru and Chavan,” he pressured.
When requested that there was a typical notion Mr Pawar’s assist could be wanted to deliver the Congress into the mainstream, he stated the necessity at this time was that every one like-minded parts come collectively as the general scenario of the nation was a bit of “anxious”.
He added that farm payments had been dropped at Parliament and handed with none dialogue.
Mr Pawar was talking at a ebook launch and an occasion organised by Marathi each day Loksatta.
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