Talking to reporters, Pawar stated individuals of Uttar Pradesh are searching for parivartan (change) in the northern state, including it would occur.
“Voters will give a befitting reply to the communal polarization being done in UP ahead of the polls,” he stated.
NCP may even contest the following Assembly elections Goa and Manipur, he stated.
In Manipur, NCP can have an understanding with the Congress, whereas in Goa, it’s in talks with the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, he added.
Pawar slammed UP CM Yogi Adityanath over the latter’s “80:20” remarks. Yogi Adityanath has referred to as the UP election an “80 versus 20 battle”, in a extremely controversial remark seen to indicate a spiritual divide.
The numbers citied by him roughly correspond to the ratio of Hindus to Muslims in UP.
“Such remarks don’t befit the stature of a chief minister. But that is their (BJP) ideology…People of UP will give a befitting response to such ideology,” Pawar stated.
On Uttar Pradesh minister Swami Prasad Maurya quitting the state cupboard to be part of Samajwadi Party, Pawar stated, “Maurya has made a new beginning. This won’t stop here. Every day some new faces will ‘migrate’ in the run up to the voting.”
Former UP Congress MLC Siraj Mehndi joined the NCP in presence of Pawar. The NCP chief stated the celebration will profit from his expertise.