File photograph of NCP president Sharad Pawar. (PTI)
Pawar, a former Union minister and Maharashtra chief minister, is among the foremost Opposition leaders and can also be seen as a pivot to the anti-BJP entrance within the nation.
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Several senior Congress leaders, together with former celebration president Rahul Gandhi, prolonged heat greetings to NCP chief Sharad Pawar on his 80th birthday on Saturday. Pawar, a former Union minister and Maharashtra chief minister, is among the foremost Opposition leaders and can also be seen as a pivot to the anti-BJP entrance within the nation.
He is understood to share good rapport with leaders throughout political events together with with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Best wishes to Shri Sharad Pawar on his birthday,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot additionally greeted Pawar on his birthday and wished him a contented, wholesome and lengthy life. In a tweet, senior Congress chief Anand Sharma stated, “Wishing Sharad Pawar ji a Happy Birthday. May he be blessed with good health to continue his inspirational service to the nation for many more years to follow.” Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora, former Union ministers and thought of a part of the Congress’ youth brigade, additionally wished Pawar on his birthday. Pawar was instrumental within the formation of the NCP-Congress mix’s unlikely tie-up with the Shiv Sena final yr, after the Sena fell out with its ally BJP following the meeting polls.
On Friday, Pawar had refuted speculations made in a piece of the media about him turning into the chairman of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).