The success story of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik led NCP in Navi Mumbai has boost the spirits of the NCP party that is hoping to repeat the success in MCGM Elections 2012. In a meeting held in Mumbai, senior party leaders of NCP including party Supremo Sharad Pawar showered praises on Ganesh Naik and appealed to party workers to make progress their mantra for the municipal polls scheduled for 2012 in the state. This is Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik speaking in an exclusive interview with NMTV Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ravi Subbaiah about how the opposition does not scare him as long as has the strength of people’s love and his focus on the progress of Navi Mumbai. Now NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar is advising his party workers to tread the same path as Ganesh Naik has to replicate the success the party got in Navi Mumbai in the municipal polls scheduled for in Mumbai and Thane next year. Not only Sharad Pawar but all senior NCP leaders who had gathered for Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanthi celebrations in Mumbai showered praises on Ganesh Naik for NCP’s landslide victory in NMMC Elections. NCP leader Majod Menon requested Sharad Pawar to give them Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik and MLA Sandeep Naik for MCGM elections. NCP Working Committee Member Nivedita Mane too praised Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik’s leadership skills. On the other hand State Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil said that NCP was fighting on their own strength in Navi Mumbai and in an alliance with Congress at Auragabad but the NMMC Elections results proved the magic that NCP can create if you have a good team, a strong record of public work and leadership skill like that of Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. He added that voters have become alert and vote for those who work for them. And in Navi Mumbai Ganesh Naik has set the best example of how to work for the public. Home Minister R R Patil gave Navi Mumbai the title of being the “Mecca of Secularism”. He congratulated Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik under whose leadership NCP had fought not only against BJP-Shiv Sena and MNS but even their alliance partner Congress. Even Union Aviation Minister Praful Patel was all praises of Ganesh Naik. Dy. Chief Minister Chagan Bhujbal appreciated the efforts put in by Ganesh Naik for decades. State NCP President Madhukar Pichad said that Ganesh Naik had done ideal work in Navi Mumbai. Finally it was the turn of NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar who began his speech referring to Ganesh Naik’s success in NMMC Elections. Without directly referring to the Raj Thackeray-led MNS’s campaign, he said that elections in Navi Mumbai have shown that people do not support those who try to divide citizens on the basis of religion of language. He even advised party leaders to follow the footsteps of NCP in Navi Mumbai and give new and young people more opportunities in the polls next year. Sharad Pawar felicitated Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik, MLA Sandeep Naik and Navi Mumbai Mayor Anjani Bhoir who led the NCP team in NMMC Elections. Sharad Pawar also felicitated the newly elected party corporators during the meeting. NCP’s victory in Navi Mumbai has compelled even senior NCP leader to accept that progress work, good leadership skills and interaction with people at ground root level is the only way of winning the mandate of the people. From Mumbai with cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
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