Sharad Pawar: The Phoenix of Maharashtra Politics

Despite enduring a political split in the NCP last year, veteran leader Sharad Pawar led his party to victory in eight out of ten contested Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, solidifying his position. Known as a key figure in the anti-BJP opposition and architect of MVA, Pawar's strategic leadership continues to influence state and national politics.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 05-06-2024 09:35 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 09:35 IST
Sharad Pawar: The Phoenix of Maharashtra Politics
Sharad Pawar
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Despite suffering a politically debilitating split in the NCP last year, veteran leader Sharad Pawar led from the front in the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, securing victories in eight of the 10 seats contested by his party. This achievement reinforces his stature as the tallest politician in the state.

The 83-year-old electoral battle-hardened politician remains a crucial figure in the anti-BJP opposition alliance at the national level and a key architect of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). The Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) performance in the recent polls provides a fresh impetus in the state ahead of the October assembly elections.

Sharad Pawar, with over 50 years of electoral experience, spearheaded the NCP's (SP) campaign, which saw the party contesting with a new symbol, "a man blowing turha." Despite internal challenges and family betrayals, Pawar's strategic acumen and relentless campaigning underscored his pivotal role in Maharashtra politics.

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