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Pawar biggest supporter of UPA-II, says Azad

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Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ruled out differences between the Congress and the NCP. File Photo
The Hindu Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ruled out differences between the Congress and the NCP. File Photo

Ruling out any difference between Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said Sharad Pawar was the biggest “supporter” and “well-wisher” of UPA II.

“There are no differences with Sharad Pawar. He is the biggest supporter and well-wisher of the UPA,” Mr. Azad told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar.

When Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee left UPA II, Mr. Pawar was the first to come out and strongly condemn the move, Mr. Azad said, adding, “It signifies how strongly he feels that UPA should last for the full term.”

Mr. Azad’s reaction comes a day after Mr. Pawar’s nephew and Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar resigned following allegations of an irrigation scam when he was the state’s Water Resources Minister.

Mr. Azad said there is no threat to the state government as the deputy CM resigned on allegations of a scam and not because there were any differences.

“Ajit Pawar has not resigned because he has any differences either with the state or the central Congress, but because there are some allegations. He has said he would not accept any post till his name is cleared,” he said.

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In today's time it is really sad to see that for these policy makers "SUPPORT" or "DIFFERENCES" only mean making their own interests and mean ways to propagate their self centric issues.No matter to whom they are supporting is doing right or wrong.I just want to urge them that,please understand the feelings and demands of this vast country and citizens,come out of your ac rooms and cars and think in the favor of this weeping country.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012 at 18:00 IST
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