Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar deemed the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational qualifications uncalled for as he proclaims degree does not have its own relevance in Indian politics. According to Pawar, when Modi was elected for the Lok Sabha in 2014, questioning about his academic qualifications was the last thing anyone considered. It was his own charisma which enabled him to get elected from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and that credit goes to none other than Modi himself.
The issue of Modi’s degree has been raised by none other than Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. While this insensitive debate is surrounded by the lack of discussion over serious issues like the agrarian crisis, job loss, hike in prices of LPG and essential commodities, Pawar has shown a major concern. The leader also told how India has seen PMs and CMs in the past without questioning their set of documents and this shows how a PM or a CM are elected on the basis of the majority of the parties.
Ajit Pawar also weighed the heavy expenditure of advertisements of Maharashtra’s BJP-Shiv Sena alliance’s Savarkar Gaurav Yatras. According to him, it is uncalled for to project any individual as a commercial product using people’s tax money and during their own tenure, the cost was much less. The leader insists that Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis should use his influence on Prime Minister Modi to confer the Bharat Ratna award to Veer Savarkar in order to display adequate power in a time-bound manner.
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