‘Uddhav’s claim joke of the year’
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday trashed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray’s claim that he blocked his entry into the NDA, dubbing it the ‘joke of the year’ made out of ‘frustration’. ‘I will say this is the joke of the year,’ Pawar retorted sharply, reacting to Uddhav’s assertion that the NCP boss and Union minister had sent feelers to him to join the Opposition alliance. ‘I knew intimately late Balasaheb Thackeray. He was a mature person. I feel sorry that the person, who has taken the responsibility of running an organisation set up by Balasaheb Thackeray, his level of thinking is this... making irresponsible statements. That’s the reason that his organisation, day by day, is going down,’ Pawar said.