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Shah accuses Pawar of spreading falsehoods

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Sunday accused NCP of spreading falsehoods, claiming that he was doing so because of his party's falling fortunes and family fights over seats.

Shah's barb was in reaction to Pawar's claim that late quit defence ministry because he did not agree with the Rafale jet deal.

"Being a former yourself, one expected better from you Sahab! Your party's falling fortunes and family fights over seats is making you nervous and spread falsehoods," Shah said in a tweet.

The BJP added, "Talking of quitting, remember why you quit and what you did thereafter?"

Shah was apparently referring to quitting the in 1999 after raking up Sonia Gandhi's foreign origins and her credentials to lead the party.

Pawar formed Nationalist Party but soon joined hands with the Congress to form government in

Recently Pawan had claimed that Parrikar returned to and quit as as he did not agree with the Rafale deal, in which the opposition has alleged corruption.

Parrikar, who died last month of cancer, had said that he always wanted to work in He returned as the state's minister after the assembly polls in 2017 amid demands by BJP's allies that he should be leading the alliance government.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 15:10 IST