'Opposition will win at least half the seats in Maharashtra, dislodge BJP-led dispensation at the Centre': Sharad Pawar

May 21,2024

NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar, in an interview to Times of India, said that he was confident of INDIA bloc’s victory in the ongoing parliamentary polls. He added that the bloc will decide on their prime ministerial candidate in a meeting of the newly elected parliamentarians post the declaration of election outcome.

“We, in the INDIA bloc, at the end of four phases of polling are confident that it should not be difficult for the INDIA bloc to dislodge the Modi-led NDA govt,” said the veteran leader.

Speaking on BJP’s claim of surpassing the ambitious figure of ‘370’ seats, Pawar said: “Modi's opinion appears to be unrealistic. Ever since the Lok Sabha elections were declared, he has given a slogan Abki baar, 400 paar' (This time, more than 400 seats). (This time, more than 400 seats). I do not know on what basis he has arrived at a figure of 400, which is very difficult”.

Speaking on the MVA's performance in the state, he said, the performance of Maha Vikas Aghadi will be be impressive, it will win at least 50% of the seats. "I was stunned and surprised by the language used by the PM during the campaign in Maharashtra. Shockingly, he called me Bhatakti Aatma(wandering soul) described Shiv Sena (UBT) as fake. Such language is not expected from a PM; he has lowered the d the dignity of the post. I am not disturbed by the PM's comment," said Pawar.