The Election Commission on Tuesday declared Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar-led faction as the “real” Nationalist Congress Party and directed the Sharad Pawar group to take a new name and logo for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from the state. Reacting to the verdict Supriya Sule, Baramati MP, said there is an ‘adrishya shakti’ in the country which is doing all this.
Sule further said,”…The ‘tod-mod’ politics that is going on in this country is beyond the Constitution. What is happening is not good for democracy…ICE – Income Tax, CBI, ED – is being used by this government and parties & families are being broken. This is an ongoing trend in this country. This will have to be fought against,” the MP from Baramati Constituency said.
When asked about an alternate name and symbol that has to be submitted by Sharad Pawar faction to EC, Supriya Sule said, “We will do that tomorrow…”
Reaction of Shiv Sena UBT over EC decision
Reacting to the development Shiv Sena UBT spokesperson Anand Dubey said, “First the EC said that the Shiv Sena belongs to Eknath Shinde… Now they have said that the NCP belongs to Ajit Pawar… The whole nation knows that NCP was founded by Sharad Pawar in 1999… We already knew this would happen… Sharad Pawar will go to the Supreme Court… The democracy is finished in this country… We have faith in the Supreme Court…”
“I am not surprised at all. A man who was charged of corruption of worth ₹70,000 Crores…today stands shoulder to shoulder with the BJP…Ajit Pawar happens to be the Deputy CM of Maharashtra…It goes against the spirit of Schedule 10 of the Constitution…It is sponsored, planned and executed by the Central Government to try and silence those voices which speak for the people of this country, which speak strongly against the growing dictatorial tendencies of the Government,” Shiv Sena UBT MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said.