Sharad Pawar slams Congress for giving rise to pseudo-activists

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - 12:05pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Following the pathetic performance of the Congress party in assembly elections of four states, Nationalist Congress Party (NC) president Sharad Pawar has opined that the indecisive leadership of the Congress has given rise to pseudo activists.

Pawar, without taking anyone’s name, took the potshot at the Congress leadership as well as Arvind Kejriwal and his 13-month-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which scored a spectacular victory in Delhi by pushing Congress to the third position.

A seasoned politician, Pawar, said the result of elections have compelled prominent political outfits to think seriously. “People need strong, decisive and result-oriented leaders. They do not want weak rulers. They want those who will formulate policies and programmes for the poor and implement them with firmness,” he said.  

Pawar, who invariably lends his support to prime minister Manmohan Singh, did not miss an opportunity to pin the blame on the Congress party. In fact, the Union agriculture minister had earlier declared that he would not like to work under the leadership of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. He feels Gandhi is inefficient to run the party as well as government.  

Praful Patel, another senior NCP leader from Maharashtra, said people want quick decisions and delivery as well. “Each political party stand for some idealism. You can not reject them in one go.

Besides, the government needs to introspect and overhaul its policies. Now, freebies will work no more. The government should not indulge in the same model again and again. Each time, the same model will not yield result. People want result oriented-leaders,” Patel told dna on Monday.


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