Sharad Pawar Invites Amit Shah to Visit Sugar Industry Institute in Pune | Bombay News
Amid opposition attempt to corner Narendra Modi-led central government over Pegasus spy reports, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar invited Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit the Vasantdada Sugar Institute in Pune, which is run by the Cooperative Sugar Industry. in Maharashtra. Shah is likely to visit Pune next month.
The central government recently formed a Ministry of Cooperation and Shah was appointed as the country’s first Union Cooperation Minister.
On Tuesday, Pawar had a meeting with the Union Home Minister in Delhi, which fueled speculation. Later, in a series of tweets, Pawar said he brought Shah’s attention to the two most emerging and serious issues such as minimum support price (MSP) and install permissions. ethanol production units in sugar factories.
“When the Union Home Minister informed the NCP leader that he was likely to visit the National Institute of Cooperative Management in Vaikunth Mehta (an institute in Pune under the Ministry of Cooperation), Pawar saheb said if you come to Pune you are also invited to Vasantdada Sugar Institute,” a senior NCP official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Pawar had met Shah in Delhi when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi convened a breakfast meeting with opposition leaders over the alleged Pegasus spying controversy.
However, this is not the first time that one of the top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders has visited the Vasantdada Sugar Institute. In the past, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and the late former finance minister Arun Jaitley visited the institute at the invitation of Pawar. Gandhi, too, had visited the institute.
On July 17, Pawar met Prime Minister Modi in Delhi to discuss the Centre’s amendments to the Banking Regulation Act to limit the rights of cooperative banks.
After the NCP leader’s meetings with the prime minister and Shah, party spokesman Nawab Malik issued a clarification on Tuesday and said that the NCP and the BJP share different ideologies. “The two are like two opposite sides of a river and their alliance is impossible until they are tied to their ideologies,” Malik said.