Leadership will have to be collective: Pawar on alliance of opposition parties
Development of any national alliance was not the topic of discussion at the meeting which he had hosted earlier this week, NCP chief Sharad Pawar claimed. He said that if in future any such union comes out, its leadership will have to be “collective”. There was a target of the meeting at Delhi residence on Tuesday. Mainly to discuss how they can support the ongoing farmers’ anxiety, he told reporters here. Speculation was common that the agenda of the meeting, for which no Congress leader was present, was to discuss a possible alliance which could be an alternative to the BJP.
“Presently, farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi. The protest is unpolitical, however, we thought as it is related to agriculture, in which way we can support them. The aim was to come together and discuss how we can help the farmers by raising the issues in Parliament and giving suggestions to the Centre,” Pawar said.
The idea was to coming out with a white paper. And putting forth the issues related to the farm sector before the Union government. Pawar said all parties have the right to expand their base on Maharashtra Congress leaders’ statements about contesting future elections without alliance.