Sharad Pawar’s ‘U-turn’ on Rafale remarks: ‘Never supported Modi, will never do that’

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Facing flak over his remark defending Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Monday sought to clear the air, saying he never supported the former and will never do that. I have not supported him. I did not (support Modi) and will never (do that), The clarification comes a few days after Pawar, in an interview with a Marathi news channel, said that PM Modis reputation has been unscathed in the ongoing Rafale deal fight. He had said: While submitting his papers, Anwar had clearly said that he was aggrieved by Sharad Pawar The NCP chief However, Sharad Pawar Those who are saying so have either not heard or seen his interview or they are twisting it intentionally, Meanwhile, the government has termed the Congress Rafale charges false and based on half-truths. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government ignored the needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) by delaying the deal. There were only statements but no action during the UPA period.\u201d