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The importance of being Sharad Pawar

For no other politician have the lines kahin pe nigaahen, kahin pe nishana been more apt

Sharad Pawar
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar with Sunil Tatkare during a press conference after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi | Photo: PTI

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Sharad Pawar refuses to go away. He was moved enough to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the conduct of Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari that he found “shocking and surprising”, after Mr Koshyari had written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him if he was still a Hindutva votary and why re-opening of temples was delayed.
 
Mr Thackeray’s reply (“I don’t need lessons on Hinduvta from you”) was reminiscent of a retort by a rude 14-year old. But Mr Pawar’s complaint evoked some thought: What was he really trying to do? Distance himself pointedly from
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First Published: Oct 22 2020 | 11:37 PM IST

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