Mathadi leader Narendra Patil’s flip flop politics continues. Two days after he was seen criticizing NCP selection committee for denying candidatures to Mathadi candidates, Narendra Patil was seen campaigning with Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik for NCP candidates in Koperkhairane. This has even left Mathadi workers confused. This is NCP’s selection committee that decided who to give candidature in NMMC Elections and who to deny candidature – the selection committee consisted of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and NCP Spokesperson Madan Bafna along with other local leaders of NCP. Mathadi leader Narendra Patil has a problem with the decisions taken by this committee. In a press meet recently. Narendra Patil voiced his disapproval against the committee’s decision on candidates chosen stating that this committee has done injustice to Mathadi candidates. Two days after criticizing the NCP selection committee, it came as a shock to see Mathadi leader Narendra Patil join Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik in Koperkhairane to campaign for NCP candidates. In fact, even Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik was compelled to speak on the subject. He however chose to justify Narendra Patil’s public disapproval of senior leaders of the party stating that Narendra Patil is a strong leader and like a child who asks for food when he is hungry, even Narendra Patil was just asking for his rights. However Ganesh Naik did not miss the chance of giving a hidden advice to Mathadis by stating that late Annasaheb Patil was very close to NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar. If Mathadis stood by NCP, it would be tribute to late Annasaheb Patil and if they did not then it would hurt the soul of late Annasaheb Patil. Narendra Patil’s flip flop politics isn’t anything new. It may be recalled that even during the assembly elections, Narendra Patil had demanded candidature for himself but later back tracked from the demand reportedly after Sharad Pawar’s assurance that Narendra Patil would be rewarded with some other post in the party. Sources allege that despite this settlement, Narendra Patil had worked against Sandeep Naik who garnered less votes in Mathadi areas of Ghansoli and KK. Now Narendra Patil has again spoken against NCP candidate selection but is again seen in Ganesh Naik’s camp. His style of politics is even confusing Mathadis who don’t know what to do. While they continue to suffer, Mathadi leaders continue to use their positions to bargain for power with every opportunity. With Monika Bhosale, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
May 23, 2020