Viewpoint: NCP gets fresh boost
Ahead of the impending assembly election in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the state’s major political party, NCP, has received a fresh boost.
That boost is the arrival of a young leader. That young figure is none other than the nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Rohit Pawar.
The NCP aims to revamp the party entirely. It is worried about the continuing flow of its members to the BJP camp. The Maharashtra-based party has already lost around ten of its prominent members to the BJP. The most prominent among them is the loss of the son of Padmasinh Patil, who is one of the founding members of the NCP.
The present focus of the party, it seems, is to develop a leadership network which is loyal to the top leadership of the party.
The arrival of the new generation figure may help the party to attract youngsters. In one of his recent statements, he has expressed hope in the same.
There are rumours that the young leader has been bestowed with the task of revamping the political party.
At this moment, it remains unclear how successful the young leader will be. Some are worried about the new development in the party. They argue that the arrival of the young leader may irritate the old guards of the party and may encourage their departure to the BJP.
The Indian state of Maharashtra is going to polls in the near future. The state is at present ruled by the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition. Though there are problems between the BJP and the Shiv Sena, they are less likely to confront election separately this time also. The NCP and the Congress are the prime opposition parties in the state. Both performed badly in the recently concluded General Election, and are less likely to make any huge performance in the upcoming election if no wonders happen.
This election, the NCP puts its entire hope on youngsters. The arrival of the young leader is the reflection of that approach.
Vignesh. S. G
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