Monday, March 4, 2013

Teekhi Baat with Praful Patel/IBN7/March 02, 2013

'If there is consensus, Sharad Pawarji will be ready to be PM'

Nationalist Congress Party leader and Union Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel spoke on coalition politics, Maharashtra and NCP leader Sharad Pawar during Teekhi Baat on IBN7.

I want to talk regarding politics, but have to introduce you as heavy industries minister, but there is no much role in industry these days?
We facilitate.
Earlier Praful Patel used to fly in the skies, now you are on land
It is not possible to fly in the air always.
Two days ago, Sharad Pawar-ji said there is no difference between NDA and UPA government.
He said that there is similarity between NDA and UPA as far as foreign policy, economic policy are concerned.  This does not mean we are comparing NDA and UPA.
They have announced their leader
They have a right to announce their leader, we have no objection.
If UPA is in majority, and Rahul is leader, you will work under him
Praful Patel and Sharad Pawar both would work under him...
Who will take decisions (speaking of Congress-led UPA) is not the issue. The government runs on the basis of the largest party, Congress is the largest party in UPA and it does not seem that in future they won’t be the largest party.
But he (Sharad Pawar) said he won’t contest elections
He said he wont contest elections but…
He would get elected via Rajya Sabha route
He will be the president of our party, the reins of the party will be with him.
Then he will be out of the Prime Minister’s race
No, this is what your are saying, that he is our of the race of Prime Ministerial candidate.
But Pawar saab’s relations are good with Jayalalitha, Naveen Patnaik, Mamta, he has good relations with everybody. He is not retiring from politics
If there is a situation where there is consensus on the issue, then why not Prabhuji, Sharad Pawarji will be certainly ready. (to become Prime Minister). But I think to talk like this now is basically wrong.
Will there be no merger with Congress?
And this gossip of merger with Congress which happens many times, that is never possible.

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