Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
NEW DELHI :
NCP President Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday, and both leaders held talks on a number of issues in a nearly hour-long meeting. The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted a picture of their meeting but shared no details about their talks. In a tweet Pawar said, “Met the Hon. Prime Minister of our country Shri Narendra Modi. Had a discussion on various issues of national interest.”
The meeting comes two days before Parliament’s Monsoon session starts on Monday. A veteran leader widely recognised for his political acumen, Pawar is the main architect of the Maha Vikas Aghadi Government in Maharashtra. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal had met Pawar on Friday. While the Defence Minister had briefed Pawar on the border row involving China, Goyal had met him as part of the Government’s outreach to Opposition leaders before the session starts.