New Delhi: A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar spoke in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ongoing Rafale controversy, general secretary Tariq Anwar resigned from the party and from his Lok Sabha seat, Katihar. His move is being hailed from all quarters. It is being termed a brave step to save the country.
Former MPs Mohammed Adeeb, Ali Anwer Ansari, Mohammed Salam Ansari and CPI National General Secretary Atul Kumar Anjan welcomed the move and termed it need of the hour.
Mohammed Adeeb said other leaders should learn a lesson from Tariq Anwar. Ali Anwar Ansari said Tariq Anwar’s decision is apt and timely. Mohammed Salam Ansari said Sharad Pawar’s statement has weakened secular forces, hence what Tariq Anwar did was right.
It must be recalled that NCP President Sharad Pawar gave a statement to a Marathi news channel in which he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot be doubted on the Rafale deal.