Today, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Supremo Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. The meeting that lasted for almost an hour, comes amid multiple speculations.
The speculations also included the purported rift in the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra, as well as Pawar being possibly projected as a candidate for the Presidential election, which he denied.
Refusing all the claims of his candidature in the upcoming Presidential polls as ‘false’, Pawar mentioned that he knew what the result will be as the BJP-led-NDA has more than 300 MPs. Since speculation of his presidential candidature stemmed from reported meetings between Pawar and poll strategist Prashant Kishor, Pawar clarified that no such discussion was held.
Furthermore, Pawar claimed that he had met Kishor twice and even the 2024 Lok Sabha elections were not discussed in either of those meetings. “I am not going to assume any leadership position in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections,” Pawar added.
Apart from holding meetings with Pawar, Prashant Kishore had also recently met Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and Sonia Gandhi.