Pawar 'pained' at PM's coalition govt remark
Posted on: 08:18 PM IST Mar 20, 2012
New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday that he was upset with the Prime Minister over his remark in Parliament that coalition governance was a major hurdle in the way of reforms.
Sharad Pawar said that he was pained at the PM's remarks.
"The PM said that the allies were not cooperating. We felt bad because we never acted like this. We respect the coalition religion. If we have differing views, we never publicly express these views.The Nationalist Congress Party has always been a disciplined party," said Pawar.
The NCP leader said that party MPs had brought the issue to him and he felt dutybound to communicate his party's views as its leader.
On the possibility of a Third Front, Pawar said there were "no facts" in such reports.