Feb 2011, on his working philosophy: “Nothing can happen in politics unless you are a thug. I am a ruffian.”
Feb 2011, on media reporting farmers’ issues:“You people should be banned...you’ll understand when you are beaten up.”
April 2013, on farmers’ demand for water: “If there’s no water in the dams, where should I get it from? Should I urinate in the dams? When there is no water to drink, it is difficult to urinate as well.”
April 2013, on powercuts, load-shedding: “I have noticed that more children are being born, now that the lights are going off in the night. There is no other work left then.”
Wish to see a man with a single-point agenda? Look no further than Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister of Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar’s 54-year-old nephew only wants to become the next CM. Ajit Pawar is a strange mix of ambition, arrogance and aggression. All three are...