NCP chief Sharad Pawar blames Rahul Gandhi, Prithviraj Chavan for alliance fallout

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Sharad Pawar hits out at Rahul Gandhi
Mumbai, Sept 30: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday launched a scathing attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan saying that the duo were responsible for the break up of the Congress-NCP alliance.

In an interview to Headlines Today, Pawar said: "We have been noticing for a long time that Rahul Gandhi and his team were trying to marginalise the alliance partners though we also belonged to the Congress school of politics. So we knew that this day woyld come."

Pawar: Modi wave is no longer a factor in Maharashtra

Hitting out at Chavan, Pawar said that the former CM was spreading rumours about NCP. "Prithviraj delibrately spread rumours about NCP to demean us. We never had any problems with Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushilkumar Shinde or Ashok Chavan," Pawar said.

"Congress has paid for what they did to their alliance partners," he said.

On asking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in the upcoming assembly elections, Pawar said that 'Modi wave is no longer a factor in Maharashtra.

The 15-year old alliance between the two parties broke off last week after a solution could not be reached over the seat sharing issue for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.

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