A 'truth' waiting to be told

An interesting chapter has opened in the early-morning swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra chief minister in 2019. One thing is clear, somebody is being economical with truth

Aditi Phadnis

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar had backed his plan in 2019 to form the government with his nephew Ajit Pawar, and that this statement was “100 per cent true” and he was not lying. “Whatever I had said was 100 per cent true, and there was no lie in it. I won’t speak today on various interpretations that are being derived. I want to speak more on this, and I will speak at an appropriate time and that time is yet to come,” Mr Fadnavis told reporters in Pune.
To this Sharad Pawar said: “I felt that Devendra was a cultured person and a gentleman. I never felt that he would take recourse to falsehood and make such a statement.”
Another interesting chapter was thus opened in the story of exactly what went down on November 23, 2019. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, then governor, swore in Mr Fadnavis as chief minister (CM) and Ajit Paw
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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 10:13 PM IST

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