NCP (SP) supremo expresses happiness with his party’s performance in LS election

Mumbai, Jun 4 (UNI) NCP (SP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Tuesday expressed happiness with the way his party has performed in this Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, the counting of votes and declaration of results are currently underway.

Speaking at a press conference here, he said, “Many good things have happened in today’s election process. We contested 10 seats under leadership of state party president Jayant Patil. But the current picture shows that we are leading in seven seats. This means our party’s strike rate has been good.”

He further said that he believed in his daughter Supriya Sule’s vote share in Baramati, who got more than one lakh votes at end of 15th round of counting.

Thanking people of Maharashtra, the NCP chief observed that a kind of transformation has started in the state.

The election result that has come out in Maharashtra is conducive for a change at other places also, he noted.

“Fortunately, the picture across the country is also promising. Especially in Uttar Pradesh, there has been a different result than what was being claimed,” he said.

“Another feature of this election result is that earlier BJP’s success rate in Uttar Pradesh and other areas was higher. But they got few seats today, that too with a small margin of votes. This means that if we and our colleagues pay more attention at the country level, today we see a favourable picture to change the face of the North,” he said.

When asked about Nitish Kumar’s role, Pawar denied that he has spoken to him as yet, saying that “I have not had any conversation with him though I have good relations with him.”

“I have not spoken to Chandrababu Naidu or anyone else. Today, I had a discussion with some colleagues and spoke to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury,” he said while expressing possibility of a meeting tomorrow (on Wednesday) in Delhi.

“The final message about the Delhi meeting will reach me and other colleagues by this evening and then we will decide on next plan of action collectively,” he added.

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