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Maratha Masterstroke

Sharad Pawar, the 79-year-old patriarch of NCP, brings all his political skills to play, laying waste the bjp’s plans for a second term

Maratha Masterstroke
Photograph by Apoorva Salkade
Maratha Masterstroke
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2019-11-29T17:18:41+05:30

As sharp differences between BJP and Shiv Sena come to the fore over the issue of rotational chief minister, Pawar plays it cool, showing no urgency to jump into the battle for power. He says the people of Maharashtra have given the NCP-Congress alliance a mandate to sit in the opposition.

Pawar keeps waiting till the Sena reaches a point of no return in its fight against the BJP. He makes sure that the Sena severs its 30-year-old ties with BJP before opening channels for government-­formation talks.

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