Sharad Pawar re-elected Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President

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Sharad Pawar has been unanimously re-elected as President of Nationalist Congress Party.
Sharad Pawar has been re-elected as President of Nationalist Congress Party.

NCP leader Sharad Pawar has been re-elected as Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) President at the party’s national executive meeting. Sharad Pawar has occupied the post since he founded the party in 1999 after parting ways with Indian National Congress

“Sharad Pawar was re-elected NCP president at the party’s sixth national executive meeting in Patna,” NCP senior leader Tariq Anwar said. Around 700 NCP leaders from across the country participated in the meeting.

After being re-elected as the NCP president again, Pawar takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that, there was no “achche din for farmers in the country”. “Farmers were afraid of the central government’s Land Acquisition Bill because it aimed at taking away their lands forcibly. It is not a good sign at all,” Pawar said. 

He said the central government has reduced the agricultural expenditure from Rs.1, 9852 crore to Rs.1, 7000 crore and this has angered the farmers all the more.

Sharad Pawar also paid tributes to former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, R R Patil and former Rajya Sabha member, Govindrao Adik who passed away recently. “Their passing away is a personal loss to me and their contribution to strengthening the organisation will always be remembered.”

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