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Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi, discusses 'issues of national interest'

The meeting between NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly lasted 50 minutes.

Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi, discusses issues of national interest-VPN
New Delhi, First Published Jul 17, 2021, 1:16 PM IST
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Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Saturday. 

According to Pawar, he held a "discussion on various issues of national interest".

The meeting reportedly lasted 50 minutes.

However, the meeting has fueled speculations in the political circles considering that the photographs of the two leaders in the discussion were posted by both PMO and Pawar's Twitter handles.

The meeting comes amid speculation that Pawar could be the Opposition's nominee for the President's post. Elections for the President of India are due in 2022.

The meeting also comes in the backdrop of political developments in Maharashtra, where NCP's ally Congress has been creating issues for the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government. 

NCP chief's meeting with PM Modi comes in the backdrop of controversial remarks made by Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole.

Patole had earlier this week described Pawar as the remote control of the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra. He also alleged that the MVA allies were keeping an eye on him and side-tracking Congress.

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