Sharad Pawar claims many ministers in Maharashtra govt earned position onMerit

Sharad Pawar claims many ministers in Maharashtra govt earned position onMerit

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that many ministers in the Shiv Sena led coalition government in Maharashtra do not belong to political families and have earned their position purely on merit.

Sharad Pawar made this statement on Sunday night in Kalwa area of  Thane district while felicitating Local MLA and Cabinet Minister Jitendra Awhad.

He said that "Those who lacked any family background in politics became ministers in the Vikas Aghadi government purely on merit,"

Notably, 19 of the total 43 ministers in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government are dynasts.

On the occasion, Pawar praised Awhad for doing "wonderful" work in his Kalwa-Mumbra constituency.

During his speech, Pawar hailed late Yeshwantrao Chavan, the first chief minister of Maharashtra, for grooming him in politics.