After NCP chairman Raj Thackeray criticized NCP chairman Sharad Pawar for being an atheist, backlash began to erupt in state politics. The issue of Sharad Pawar taking darshan from outside the Dagdusheth Halwai temple while on tour in Pune has come up for discussion. Why didn’t Sharad Pawar go to the temple? The NCP has given an explanation that he did not go to the temple because he ate meat while the question was raised. However, critics of the issue have responded.
What exactly happened in Pune?
Sharad Pawar and Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil inspected the Bhide Wada from outside. He then came to the entrance of the rich Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple. However, Sharad Pawar did not go to the temple but took darshan from outside and proceeded. In this regard, the president of the city of Pune NCP, Prashant Jagtap, informed the media. “Sharad Pawar did not go to the temple because he ate non-vegetarian food. He told me not to take the wrong path,” said Prashant Jagtap.
Meanwhile, Ajit Pawar has responded to the criticism on this topic with his own style. If Sharad Pawar did not go to the temple, is he an atheist? Hello! How about Stop showing this. That means even the loudspeakers will stop,” Ajit Pawar told the media.
“You ban those who talk like that. Even if Ajit Pawar talks, ban him too. (Amol) Mitkari stood aside. You mean, like, crackers and his guy, huh? No wine? Those who don’t eat vegetables will be on the way and someone will tell us to go for darshan. Some take it into account, don’t tell anyone. But some people say I didn’t do what I had to do to get here today,” said Ajit Pawar.
“There is no such thing as Darshan only if you go to the temple”
“I should greet you from outside and go ahead, not enter. If you go to a liquor store and bow your head there, then real darshan is not like that. Sometimes we visit Pandharpur on foot,” said Ajit Pawar.