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Another U Turn politician

Times south 2019-03-13 11:51:00

U Turn… this word is increasingly becoming famous and is made famous by our dear Chandrababu Naidu, who is known for making U Turns on many issues. But, there is another politician who is now taking more and more U Turns. And this politician too is changing his word as often as he is changing his decisions.  That politician is none other than Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar.

Earlier Sharad Pawar indicated that he would not fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. But, within a few months, he changed his mind and announced that he would contest from Madha Lok Sabha constituency. But, the other day, he again announced that he would not contest the elections. Why? There are three reasons. One is there is deep dissidence within the party and he has realised that with such deep fissures, his winning is difficult.

The second reason is his daughter Supriya Sule’s position has become very weak in Baramati. He wanted to focus on Baramati to ensure her victory. Thirdly, Rahul Gandhi has advised him not to contest. He said if Sharad Pawar wins, he will have to resign the Rajya Sabha seat. In the re-election, the BJP might win. Thus Rajya Sabha will have one Opposition MP less. So, he asked Sharad Pawar not to contest.

So, Sharad Pawar had to make a U Turn. Sharad Pawar has reasons to make a U Turn. But, our Chandrababu Naidu does not need a reason to make a U Turn.