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Ready to accept Sonia as PM: Sharad Pawar
September 26, 2004 17:44 IST
The Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that he was ready to accept Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as the prime minister of the country.
The NCP chief said that UPA had no objection in Gandhi taking over the prime minsitership. "We were all ready for her leadership as prime minister."
She had no greed for power and she sacrificed for the nation by appointing Manmohan Singh as the prime minister, he said.
Blaming the previous National Democratic Alliance government for the problems which Maharashtra was facing, he said NDA did not bother to give any assistance to solve problems like malnutrition, farmers' plight and unemployment.
It was only after the UPA government came to office that the prime minister gave Rs 500 crore plus aid in the form of foodgrains, Pawar added.
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