Kolhapur, Apr 3 UNI | 4 months ago

Calling for having a stable government at the Centre, a senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Supriya Sule today emphasised that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would give a stable government after the forthcoming election.

'There is a need of stable government at the Centre as the country cannot afford to have general elections frequently and the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance would give a stable government after the forthcoming election also,' she said while addressing a news conference here this afternoon.

Ms Sule, who was here to campaign for NCP candidate Dhananjay Mahadik who is contesting from Kolhapur constituency, said this was the first time that both Congress and NCP leaders were working unitedly and whole-heartedly in this election campaign.

She further said the Congress-NCP combine has fielded good candidates in this election in the state and expressed confidence that they would win with a good margin of votes.

When her reaction was sought on NCP president and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's statement that BJP would emerge as the single largest party in this election, Ms Sule, who is the daughter of Mr Pawar, said the controversial utterances by Mr Pawar would not have any adverse effect on election result.

Talking about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the NCP leader said he was using marketing techniques for his election campaigning across the country and pointed that he was merely copying the leaders of foreign countries.

She said the people were smart to vote for the development works and noted that they will not fall prey to Mr Modi's marketing gimmicks.

Replying to another question, she said she was not interested in becoming Chief Minister of Maharashtra in coming Assembly elections and pointed that there were many leaders in Congress for Chief Ministership.

She would instead work in the Lok Sabha, Ms Sule added.

(Posted on 03-04-2014)