Taking potshots at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Thursday stated he wishes to do a “PhD” on the former Union minister.
Of late, Pawar has been crucial of the BJP and post- Delhi meeting poll results, he said the BJP’s series of defeat is not going to end soon.
Replying to Pawar’s announcement that the BJP is a “calamity” for the country, Patil stated he does take that comment critically because the Maratha strongman has now not been able to get greater than 10 MPs elected to the Lok Sabha.
Talking to reporters here, Patil said he is curious about Pawar’s fashion of doing countrywide politics with just five to six MPs.
“Despite having very few MPs from his party, he has managed to stay at the centre stage of national politics.
“He manages to address Uddhav Thackeray, Raj Thackeray, Sonia Gandhi at one point of time. I am curious to comprehend all these skills of Pawar saheb and if I am allowed to do a PhD despite being a graduate, I will be pleased to do a PhD on him.
“I am announcing this out of respect, out of curiosity,” the BJP leader stated