Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: Sharad Pawar Hit Back at BJP-Sena Age Barbs With This Song

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: Sharad Pawar Hit Back at BJP-Sena Age Barbs With This Song

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: Sharad Pawar Hit Back at BJP-Sena Age Barbs With This Song

New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar, virtually the lone opposition leader campaigning for the October 21 state election, responded to the ruling BJP's digs on "touring at this age" with a famous song: "Abhi Toh Main Jawan Hoon (I am still young)."

The 78-year-old politician is seen to be the only leader of the opposition Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance that has been addressing rallies and trying to make his alliance's presence felt in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, in which the BJP- Shiv Sena expect a smooth victory.

"They say I am 80 years old. Do you think I am old? I won't sit quiet until the Sena-BJP government is removed in this state. And for that 'Abhi toh main jawan hoon. Koi chinta karne ki kaaran nahi hai (I am still young. No one needs to worry)," Mr. Pawar, the NCP chief, said at a rally in Kolhapur today.

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The song "Abhi toh main Jawan hoon" is from the 1951 hit "Afsana." The movie was directed by Husanlal Bhagatram.

The BJP-Shiv Sena has been mocking the opposition in Maharashtra, saying they appear to have given up.

"The Congress and NCP are in bad shape. Their state of mind is that of defeat. Rahul Gandhi is holidaying in Bangkok. He knows they are going to lose in Maharashtra and he does not want to come here. (Sharad Pawar) Pawar Saheb is on tours. But even he knows his party is on the brink of collapse. Half his party has left before elections and the other half will leave after elections. Sushil Kumar Shinde says we are so exhausted that after elections Congress and NCP will merge," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said at an election rally in Dhule.

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray quipped, "Don't worry about them. Their leader is in Bangkok. Sharad Pawar should not push himself so much. This is the time for him to sit at home."

State BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said at another gathering: "We will retire Sharad Pawar permanently from social and political life after results of assembly elections are out."

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