January 30, 2023
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Ramdas Athawale stated it’s not really easy to defeat PM Narendra Modi. (File)

New Delhi:

Amid Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar attempting to kind a united entrance of opposition events towards the ruling BJP on the Centre, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale stated that regardless of what number of fronts are fashioned towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he’ll stay primary.

“No matter how many are being formed, it does not matter. And even if it is formed, then the Congress will do the work of harming its party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji’s leadership is very strong, even today he is the number one,” stated Mr Athawale.

“We also have respect for Sharad Pawar Ji, he is also a well-known leader of Maharashtra and he has also done good work but today’s situation is that the NCP party is limited to Maharashtra. In other states outside Maharashtra, he does not have that much support,” he added.

Mr Athawale claimed that Mamata Banerjee and her celebration Trinamool Congress (TMC) might not be a part of the entrance, as they have already got a lot of MPs in Assembly.

“That’s why even if all the opposition parties get united, it is not going to make any difference. Everyone has the right to form any front, everyone has the right to try to win the election in a democracy. But It is but not so easy to defeat Narendra Modi Ji, therefore I feel that the front which is going to be formed under the leadership of Sharad Pawar Ji will not involve Congress,” he stated additional.

According to Mr Athawale, many regional events are additionally with NDA and those that should not with NDA additionally assist the Modi authorities in Parliament.

Reacting to ballot strategist Prashant Kishor’s assembly with the NCP chief, Mr Athawale stated, “As far as Prashant Kishor is concerned, he was not with us in the 2019 elections, Narendra Modi had won 303 seats, when Prashant Kishor was with Narendra Modi, in 2014, BJP got only 222 seats. And now in 2024, we will get 350 seats, I have full faith.”

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