BJP state unit spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said the party has never taken Sharad Pawar’s comments seriously.
After the Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar met BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi speculations were rifethat NCP might have a tie-up with the saffron party ahead of the Lok Sabha election. However, Pawar has made his stand clear that his party won’t ally with the BJP.The saffron party none the less remained unaffected with the statements issued by Pawar.BJPstate unit spokespersonMadhavBhandarisaid the party has never taken his comments seriously. Pawar has a tendency of making comments and later disowning it.
“We don’t take the statements issued by Sharad Pawar seriously. He always speaks in this manner. Why should we worry about the statements issued by him? He is not backbone of UPA.Our party will remain unaffected by the decision made by him. We will continue to do our work” said MadhavBhandari.
Pawar, whose NCP is fighting the LokSabha elections in alliance with the Congress, also said that the BJP will not get the magic numbers to form the next government at the centre.
In an interview given to a channel, SharadPawar said,”I am not an astrologer but I am confident that the BJP will not get the numbers,” When asked about BJP prime ministerial candidate NarendraModi’s prospects, he said, “What happened in 2004? BJP lost in 2004 despite AtalBihariVajpayee being a towering figure and India Shining campaign.”
Last month, Pawar had backed NarendraModiand said that there was no need for a debate on this matter as the SIT had given a clear chit to him in the 2002 Gujarat riots.He also had said that the court’s verdict should be respected. Pawar has now retracted the statements made by him and has once again attacked BJP.
In past Pawar attacked Modi over the 2002 riots, saying that the entire country had seen the “mass murders” which took place in Gujarat. Pawar had also questioned Modi’s development model and his claim about changing the face of the country.Pawar had also alleged many times that the Gujarat Chief Minister had ignored certain sections of society in his quest for power.
NCP chief SharadPawarsaid Gujarat Chief Minister NarendraModi cannot escape “moral responsibility” for the 2002 post-Godhra riots notwithstanding the “clean chit” given to him by a court.