Rajya Sabha Member Ramdas Athawale said if Kamala Harris could become the US Vice-President, then Sonia Gandhi could have also become PM of India after the 2004 elections. Ramdas added that Sonia was unwilling to hold the position, but instead of appointing Manmohan Singh for the post, she should have appointed Sharad Pawar. Further, he stated if Pawar was the PM, then the position of Congress would have been strengthened.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said that Lok Janashakthi Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan will continue alliance with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) despite the confusions. Athawale stated that breaking alliance in upcoming Bihar elections with NDA will not benefit LJP. He also stated that it is not possible to get same amount of seats as it was in 2015, as Janata Dal had joined the alliance. Reportedly, Bihar elections will begin from… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Union Minister and BJP ally Ramdas Athwale on September 28, opined that Shivsena should rejoin the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to rule Maharashtra. He stated that after the coalition, Uddhav Thackeray should be the CM for a year and former CM Devendra Fadnavis should be rule for the following three years. He also added that Sharad Pawar's NCP should join the NDA if Shiv Sena refutes, so the latter might get 'big… read-more
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on September 19 stated that India tried to make peace with Pakistan, but "Pakistan has always cheated" India. He was responding to Farooq Abdullah's statement that talks with Pakistan was the solution to the border problems. Ramdas said that Modi's decision to invite his Pakistani counterpart in 2014 for the swearing-in ceremony was an indication that India wanted peace.
Courtesy: ANI News