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Business News/ News / India/  'Adrishya shakti doing all this’: Supriya Sule on Shard Pawar faction losing NCP name, symbol
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'Adrishya shakti doing all this’: Supriya Sule on Shard Pawar faction losing NCP name, symbol

The Election Commission declares Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar-led faction as the ‘real’ Nationalist Congress Party. Reacting to the verdict, Baramati MP Supriya Sule has said there is an 'adrishya shakti' in the country which is doing all this.

Supriya Sule is Sharad Pawar's daughter and Baramati MP.Premium
Supriya Sule is Sharad Pawar's daughter and Baramati MP.

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday declared Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar-led faction as the “real" Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 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, Sharad Pawar's daughter and Baramati MP, said there is an 'adrishya shakti' in the country which is doing all this.

Allotting the NCP symbol ‘Wall Clock’ to the group led by Ajit Pawar, the EC said in case Sharad Pawar's faction fails to do as directed by 4 pm on February 7, 2024, all the MLAs claiming allegiance to the former Union minister will be treated as independents.

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Reacting to the verdict, Ajit Pawar said, “We humbly accept the order of the Election Commission of India. The ECI has accepted the submissions made by our counsels and we thank the ECI."

Reacting to the verdict, Supriya Sule said the party would definitely go to the Supreme Court against the verdict.

"...Our documents were fine. The founder member and founder leader of this party is only Sharad Pawar...But the atmosphere is something else right now. There is an 'adrishya shakti' in the country which is doing all this. We will fight...We will definitely go to Supreme Court...," Sule said.

"...I think what happened with Shiv Sena is what is happening with us today. So, this is not a new order. Just the names have been changed but the content is the same..." she said.

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 and families are being broken. This is an ongoing trend in this country. This will have to be fought against," the MP from Baramati stated.

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When asked about an alternate name and symbol that has to be submitted by the Sharad Pawar faction to the 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 with corruption 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.

Reaction of Congress over EC decision

Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Anil Deshmukh said the EC decision under pressure is the murder of democracy

"Today the Election Commission has given Sharad Pawar's party's name and symbol to Ajit Pawar. A similar decision was taken in the case of Shiv Sena. The NCP was founded by Sharad Pawar. He had been the president of the party for years. The Election Commission's decision under pressure is the murder of democracy. This is unfortunate," Deshmukh said.

Reaction of BJP over EC decision

Congratulating Ajit Pawar for getting the NCP symbol and name, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule said, “He has the majority support from MLAs and MPs...I am sure he will take the NCP ahead. Opposition makes comments to just oppose...let them speak but it is not good to make comments on EC...EC never makes wrong decisions. They give orders after checking several pieces of evidence."

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Published: 06 Feb 2024, 10:11 PM IST
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