NCP leader Supriya Sule has come forward to defend the recent meetings between her father, Sharad Pawar, and his nephew Ajit Pawar, both belonging to different factions within the NCP. The meetings, initially held in Baramati and later at the Pune residence of Sharad Pawar’s brother Pratap, have raised eyebrows and led to speculations in political circles.
Last week, after the Pune meeting, Ajit Pawar traveled to New Delhi to meet with BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, further fueling conjectures about the nature of these discussions. While officially described as family gatherings, political observers suggest that there may be underlying political developments, with one theory speculating that Ajit Pawar could be seeking Sharad Pawar’s support for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Addressing the media, Supriya Sule emphasized that despite the political differences between Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar, their personal relationship remained intact. “The fight between the NCP and Ajit Pawar is ideological and not personal,” she clarified. Sule went on to highlight that the Pawar family shares decades-old relationships with many families in the BJP, acknowledging political disparities while maintaining personal connections.
Responding to concerns about Sharad Pawar’s health, Sule assured that it was stable. She revealed that doctors had advised him to rest after he felt unwell during a meeting in his hometown, Baramati. The clarification on Sharad Pawar’s health aims to alleviate concerns arising from his recent health episode, ensuring the public that he is under medical guidance and taking necessary precautions.
As political discussions continue to swirl around these meetings, Supriya Sule’s statements seek to separate the personal from the political, emphasizing the enduring family ties amid differing political ideologies within the NCP.