Mumbai: Despite his enormous capability, the Union Agriculture Minister and NCP president Sharad Pawar could not do much for his home state, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray said here on Friday.
"Pawar has got enormous capability. But he could not deliver much for the state. All the industry has gone only to Baramati (Pawar`s hometown)," Raj said. "He considers only Baramati as his constituency, not the entire state."
In a veiled attack on his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena
executive president Uddhav Thackeray, Raj said that Narendra
Modi, the Chief Minister of neighbouring Gujarat, did not put
up hoardings to tom-tom the work done.
"I have not seen hoardings in Gujarat claiming that
`we have done the work`, he said, in apparent reference to
hoardings put up by Shiv Sena, ahead of the February civic
polls in Mumbai.
Raj was speaking at an interactive program, organised to
mark fifty years of Vanita Samaj in central Mumbai.
As to Shiv Sena`s opposition to the nuclear power plant
in Jaitapur in the coastal Ratnagiri district, Raj said that
the project should be implemented.
"The Jaitapur project should be implemented. The issue
will not be resolved by purchasing power from other states.
Our state will profit by selling the surplus power."