Sharad Pawar optimistic on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership; criticizes Modi
With national election a year from now, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar stated that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has shown a willingness to learn and understand various issues.
He said that this is a leadership quality that was clearly missing in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Pawar, while answering questions posed by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, as a part of a special interview in Pune, noted that Rahul Gandhi had shown an inclination to reach out to people.
He said that Gandhi scion has also shown that he does understand various and has visited the different places across the country.
Pawar, who is known to be a seasoned politician, said that if Rahul Gandhi continues to learn this way, Congress would have a promising future ahead.
He asserted on the occasion that it is only the Congress party that can pose a formidable opposition to the BJP.
Pawar’s remarks came against the backdrop of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi calling for opposition unity on issues of national importance both inside and outside Parliament.
Speaking about Modi’s leadership qualities, the NCP president observed that he does not appear to be a believer in working as a team.
Pawar also criticized Modi for launching a personal attack against late Congress leaders.
The NCP chief also questioned Modi’s inclination towards Gujarat, especially while leading the country.>