Sharad Pawar re-elected NCP chief, targets Modi

Patna, June 10 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar has been re-elected NCP president at the party’s national executive meeting here on Wednesday, a senior leader said.

“Sharad Pawar was re-elected NCP president at the party’s sixth national executive meeting in Patna,” NCP senior leader Tariq Anwar told media here.

Nearly 700 leaders of the NCP from across the country participated in the meeting.

Soon after being re-elected the NCP president, Pawar targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that there were no “achche din for farmers in the country”.

“Farmers were afraid of the central government’s Land Acquisition Bill because it aimed at taking away their lands forcibly. It is not a good sign at all,” Pawar said.

Pawar also said that the central government has reduced the agricultural expenditure from Rs.1,9852 crore to Rs.1,7000 crore and this has angered the farmers all the more.

He added that the Centre’s decision to reduce the government’s expenditure towards agriculture has severely affected ambitious projects like green revolution in eastern India and the national horticulture mission.

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