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Anger of the new generation resulted in ballet boxes: Pawar

SHARAD PAWAR

Pawar said that the new generation had a big role in this electoral defeat and their anger has been reflected through the ballot

SHARAD_PAWAR_10949fMumbai: The Assembly poll results in four States indicate that people want strong leaders, NCP President Sharad Pawar said as he called upon Congress and other allies to ponder over the outcome which is being seen as reflection of anger against the UPA Government at the Centre.

“Congress has suffered a jolt in the polls. Everybody, including Congress and us, will have to ponder over this seriously,” he said in a statement.

“The new generation had a big role in this electoral defeat and their anger has been reflected through the ballot,” he said in his reaction to poll results, which showed Congress faring poorly and BJP doing well.

Pawar emphasized on the importance of strong leaders, who can take quick decisions. “The ruler must be strong and one who ensures effective measures and also have the capacity to implement decisions taken,” the Union Minister said.

“People don’t like weak rulers,” the 73-year-old Maratha strongman said, adding other forces raise their head if people don’t see administrators who have capability to implement the decisions they have taken.

Though Pawar did not take names, it was apparent that the NCP chief, who left Congress in 1999 to form his own party, was expressing his views on the current leadership of the UPA lead party.

“In this context the example of Indira Gandhi can be given. She used to implement decisions with vigor,” he said.

“That is why, during her tenure, this “jhola” class (people with NGO background) which offers free advice, were not there.”

The “jholawalla gang” is putting forth new unrealistic ideas, which are having an impact on media and some people in the Government, Pawar said, without elaborating.

“In Delhi, the youth became restless after the Nirbhaya gangrape case and sided with Aam Aadmi Party in a big way,” the NCP leader said.

PTI

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