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NCP tells AAP to clarify stand on reservation | The Indian Express

Related. The NCP Thursday came down heavily on the Aam Aadmi Party, asking it to clarify its stand on reservation. Countering the claims of AAP leader Mayank Gandhi that Sharad Pawar chose not to fight Lok Sabha elections out of the fear of losing to AAP, NCP said Pawar had taken the decision long back. Party spokesperson Nawab Malik said AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi’s PWD and Education Minister Manish Sisodia were both part of the 2006 movement ‘Youth for Equality’ that opposed the HRD ministry’s decision to provide 27 per cent reservation to OBCs in 20 central universities. Malik said it was therefore important for the AAP to clarify its stand on reservation now. “It is absolutely important for a political party in a democracy to be clear about its ideological stand on issues such as reservation and secularism. The people of Maharashtra want to know AAP’s stand on reservations for SC, ST, OBC and Maratha community,” said Malik. Aditya stops short of calling Uddhav next CM, later backtracks. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE. MUMBAI, January 16. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray created a minor flutter Thursday when he tried to suggest that Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray could take over as Maharashtra’s chief minister if the Sena-BJP grand alliance came to power. “We need to make two pledges — one is to bring Narendra Modi’s government in Delhi and Uddhav Thackeray’s government in Maharashtra,” Aditya said while addressing a Yuva Sena conclave in Alibaug. He, however, backtracked from his statement later and said: “What I meant was a government under his leadership (in Maharashtra).” Aditya said it was up to his father to decide whether he wanted to take up the CM’s post or appoint someone else. Interestingly, the Thackerays have traditionally refrained from heading official positions in the government. Aditya also took a swipe at Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Welukar saying he should step aside in case if he was not able to effectively administer the university. He said if Shiv Sena came to power, the government would appoint a “better V-C”.
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