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Sharad Pawar praises Pakistan, says, “I received great hospitality there”

Sharad Pawar added that it is often told to Indians that the Pakistan government is meting out injustice towards their own people.  “It is not true,” he said.

 

Mumbai| Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has embroiled in a new controversy. The veteran leader praised the neighbouring country Pakistan saying that the ruling party is spreading lies about it. He was speaking a special event for minorities at NCP  headquarters in Mumbai.

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He said when he visited Pakistan, the people there extended great hospitality to him. He also said that as Pakistanis can’t visit their relatives in India, they consider every visiting Indian their relative. “I have visited Pakistan and received hospitality there. Pakistanis believe that even if they can’t go to India to meet their relatives, they treat an Indian as their relatives,” he said.

He added that it is often told to Indians that the Pakistan government is meting out injustice towards their own people.  “It is not true,” he said. Sharad Pawar further said that such statements are made only for political benefits. “Such statements are being said only for political gains without understanding the actual situation in Pak. Ruling class here is spreading false things for political benefits,” Pawar said.

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Shivsena Hits Out:

Meanwhile, Shivsena has hit out at the NCP supremo for his pro-Pakistan comments. Party spokesperson Manisha Kayande speaking to a news outlet said that Sharad Pawar is upset because his leaders and workers are leaving the party. She also asked how correct is it to praise Pakistan at a time like this.

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