Pawar hosted Fadnavis in Baramati today, like he did with senior BJP leaders PM Modi and Jaitley. Fadnavis inaugurated a three-day agro exhibition organised by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Baramati.

Fadnavis, who reached the venue in a battery operated vehicle, was also taken around the exhibition by Pawar. The NCP chief occupied the front seat of the vehicle while Fadnavis and Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse sat behind.

At the inaugural event, in the Appasaheb Pawar auditorium, Pawar reminded Fadnavis that three years ago Maharashtra was leading in pulses production.

During his visit to Baramati last month, Jaitley had showered praise on Pawar and called for replication of 'Baramati model' for development of the country. "The country would require hundreds of cities like Baramati for the progress of the economy," Jaitley had said.

In February this year, PM  Modi had addressed a farmers rally organised by Pawar in Baramati. Speaking at the rally, the Prime Minister had lauded the Maratha strongman and had talked about their friendship.

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