NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday that any sensible government was required to understand the sentiments of farmers agitating against the new laws of the Center, but this did not happen and hence would have consequences.
Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, Mr. Pawar also said that it would be “strange” if the governors of the states participate in a public relations campaign to collect funds for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
Mr Pawar said he did not “take seriously” the issue of renaming cities like Aurangabad or Osmanabad, but at the same time there was no bickering over Maha Vikas Agadi (MVA) constituents Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress.
Farmers are protesting near the Delhi border demanding Centre’s withdrawal of three new agricultural laws.
“The farmers are protesting in such a cold. The protesters have occupied a distance of 5 kilometers. They are adamant on their demands. Any sensible government was needed to understand the feelings of the farmers. But it did not happen, So it will happen. The result of that, ”said Mr. Pawar.
On a question on public relations program seeking funds for the construction of Ram temple, Mr. Pawar said that it is right for any organization to seek funds.
Pawar said, “But I have heard, I don’t know how right it is. The governors of the states are also participating in it. If this news is true, then it is strange.”
The former union minister said that a governor holds an important post and belongs to the state and all its people.
“It would be a sign for them (governors) to be sensible to stay away from issues on which people have contrary views,” he said.
On the issue of renaming the cities of Aurangabad and Osmanabad, Mr. Pawar said that he does not take it seriously.
He said, “There is no quarrel between us. You call it Aurangabad, Dharshiva or by any other name. I do not look at the issue seriously. Therefore, I have not commented on it.”
The Shiv Sena plans to rename Aurangabad and Osmanabad to Sambhajinagar and Dharshiv.
The Congress had earlier protested against the renaming of Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar.