“The EC’s decision is surprising. Our political party was given to other people, such a situation was never witnessed in the country. I believe that people will not support such a decision. We will have a discussion on the new name and symbol on Monday,” he said.
Asked about attack on journalist Nikhil Wagle, Sharad Pawar said a person was attacked in Pune and a car was vandalised.
It is a worrying situation. It is an unfortunate incident and the state and the Centre should take note of this, he said.
To a query on the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency, he said, “I am not going to contest the upcoming elections. People from Baramati are straight and simple. They will take the right decision.”
Baramati in Pune district is the political turf of Pawars.
Asked about the Citizenship Amendment Act, Sharad Pawar said, “Implementing the CAA is not right. Let’s see what happens next week.”
Union Home Minister Amid Shah has said the CAA, enacted in 2019, will be implemented before the Lok Sabha polls after issuing the rules in this regard.