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Sharad Pawar optimistic about Congress-NCP`s chances in Maharashtra

PTI | Last Updated: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 22:52

Mumbai: Union Minister and NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday said the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra need not be overly worried over the results of recent Assembly elections.
"There is no need to worry about the state. What happens elsewhere in the country is not necessarily replicated in Maharashtra. We have done well in Dhule, Nandurbar, Akola and Washim zilla parishad polls, held after the assembly elections in the four states.

"We have to go the people with confidence. There are various reasons why our ally (Congress) lost in the Assembly elections," Pawar said while addressing party workers here.
"I knew Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh governments will be returning to power on the strength of their work. However, people have not accepted the performance of governments in Rajasthan and Delhi," he said.

He reminded that Congress was routed in 1977, but Indira Gandhi resurrected the party in two years and returned to power. "There is no need to be demoralised by election results," Pawar said.

"People need decisive leaders. People support those who take decisions," he said.

Pawar also noted that there was much hype about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi before the Assembly results in Delhi, but now it had faded off.

First Published: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 22:52

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