'Corona of Maharashtra': Ajit Pawar slams BJP MLA for remark
Mumbai : Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday took a swipe at BJP MLA Gopichand Padalkar over his controversial comment about NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Padalkar came under fire after he allegedly called "Sharad Pawar a corona that has infected Maharashtra".
"Every person should speak keeping in mind his own worth. People should respect each other. This is our culture. This is what late Yashwantrao Chavan (first chief minister of Maharashtra) taught us and we should adhere to it," Ajit Pawar said.
The senior NCP leader, who is also a nephew of Sharad Pawar, was speaking with reporters after reviewing the coronavirus situation in Satara district.
"You can check what he (Padalkar) had said about (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi in the past," Ajit Pawar further said, apparently referring to Mr Padalkar's alleged statements when he was not with the BJP.
Mr Pawar, who holds the finance portfolio, also informed that he had instructed the authorities to set up a COVID-19 testing laboratory in Satara district hospital in the next three to four days.