New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad
Pawar today projected `all is well` in the government, seeking
to blame the media for giving "disproportionate importance" to
the controversy involving his colleague Jairam Ramesh and
earlier Shashi Tharoor.
"Some of the things which we have read in the
newspapers about some of my colleagues that somebody has said
something in China about some ministry or some other colleague
has made some statements here and there.
"I think that we are giving disproportionate
importance for that. Beyond that, I don`t think that type of
situation is there what (has been) described," Pawar, who is
heading the NCP, a key ally of the Congress-led coalition,
told reporters here.
Pawar, while speaking at an interaction organised by
Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC), was replying to a question
why there was no cohesiveness in the coalition with ministers
speaking in different voices and even attacking the government
"I don`t see any problem, forget about any local
issues, otherwise I don`t see any major political
differences," he said.
Besides, Pawar emphasised, "the understanding within
the government set up is absolutely good... the leadership has
full support of all members and there is a perfect
understanding between each individual."
"I don`t see any problem in DMK, NCP and Trinamool
Congress, besides Congress in UPA-II... No one feels that this
is a government which consists of different political parties.
In fact, this is one political team," he said.
At the same time, he said most of the differences
seemed to be "within the Congress" itself.
He defended Home Minister P Chidambaram`s approach
towards tackling the naxal menace. "Whatever policy has been
announced is not individual policy but we all have agreed and
we all are part of it."