BJP criticizes Ajit Pawar for threatening Maharashtra farmers with water stoppage
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for threatening farmers of a village in Baramati.
Pawar is reported to have said that he would stop water supply to the farmers if they did not vote for the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
"The Congress and its allies can very much see that they are going to lose in these elections. So, they have resorted to making such statements through which they can maintain their vote base," said BJP leader Smriti Irani.
"But, it has been decided that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form its government in Delhi. Narendra Modi will definitely become the Prime Minister of the country. People want him to be the prime minister because they are confident that all development work will only happen in his reign," she added.
Apparently Pawar, who was filmed while he was addressing the villagers, had threatened to stop water supply to the village if its residents did not vote for sitting NCP MP Supriya Sule.
(Posted on 18-04-2014)