The secret of Sharad Pawar’s success, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

Hindustan Times | Dec 8, 2019 at 12:02 PM
  • There are few Indian politicians as inscrutable as Sharad Pawar.
  • When he turned 75 in 2015, the entire political class, from Narendra Modi to Sonia Gandhi, were in attendance — the same Sonia Gandhi whose foreign origins had led Pawar to leave the Congress in 1999, but with whom he unhesitatingly forged an alliance in Maharashtra and at the Centre.
  • Whether the Maharashtra alliance lasts is uncertain, but what is clear is that regional parties find the idea of a dominant BJP a scary prospect.