Ahead of Assembly poll, Ajit Pawar wants to eat ice-cream

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Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar's love for ice-cream has landed two PWD engineers in soup. The trouble began when Mr Pawar stopped for lunch in a State-run guest house in Aurangabad on his way to Jalna district of Maharashtra and created a scene when he was not offered Ice-cream for dessert.

This is one such bizarre incident which depicts the misuse of power by politicians and another example of NCP's arrogance. At a time when the Assembly elections are round the corner and with crushing debacle in the recent Lok Sabha poll, such crave for ice cream can land Mr Pawar in trouble.

Such incidents only show the VIP culture treatment of Indian politicians and as a result of not being offered ice-cream, show-causes notices were sent to two PWD engineers held responsible for it. Infact acts of goondaism and arrogance is nothing new for Ajit Pawar as in the past he has been caught on camera with a series of events.

Ahead of Lok Sabha polling, he was even caught on camera threatening to cut off water supply to villagers for not voting for his cousin Supriya Sule, the daughter of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. Mr Pawar is also facing allegations of over Rs 72,000 crore irrigation scam. Hardly two months away from Assembly election facing such allegations can only add more trouble to NCP. Maharashtra has seen a sharp decline in governance under Congress-NCP rule and such acts of arrogance only shows how insensitive the State administration has become.

incidents only show the VIP culture treatment of Indian politicians

The Opposition has seriously criticised Mr Pawar's arrogant behaviour. BJP leader Vinod Tawde was quoted as saying to NDTV, "I would've been happy if a district official not providing electricity to a village had been prosecuted, but taking such an action for not serving dessert is ridiculous."

Maharashtra is one such State where lack of water, electricity in rural areas and farmer's suicide is some of the biggest poll issue. But instead of addressing such issues if Mr Minister is busy cribbing for ice-cream than one can imagine the welfare of the State.

Ajit Pawar had even made headlines earlier when he asked a group of audience whether he should urinate into a dam to fill it. Pawar was made to pay a heavy price in the Lok Sabha election for such kinds of callousness.

Instead of chalking out a road map for Assembly election in the State, Maharashtra deputy CM is busy proving his arrogance which can only result in another debacle. There are various civic issue faced by the residents in Mumbai and the party should come up with solutions to most of the problems instead of focusing on small things like ice-cream.

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