'Mumbai is safe only because of police': Supriya Sule's veiled attack on Amruta Fadnavis

Updated: 07 August, 2020 09:19 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

While sharing the post, Sule also tagged the Mumbai Police and ended her post with folded hands emoticon

NCP leader Supriya Sule. Picture/Instagram Supriya Sule
NCP leader Supriya Sule. Picture/Instagram Supriya Sule

As torrential rains continued to lash several parts of Mumbai and its adjoining areas on Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule took to Twitter to shower praises on the city police. Sule's praised the police for safeguarding the city at a time when the continuous downpour has left behind a trail of destruction with tree collapse incidents, landslides and inundation in several areas.

Here's what Supriya Sule tweeted:

The Baramati MP shared a picture of a police personnel managing traffic amid heavy rainfall in the city. "Our Mumbai is safe only because Mumbai Police, you have been doing your duty. Salute to the service that upholds human value," read Supriya Sule's tweet in Marathi. While sharing the post, Sule also tagged the Mumbai Police and ended her post with folded hands emoticon.

Sule's tweet came days after former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta Fadnavis had tweeted that Mumbai is not safe for innocent, self-respecting citizens.

Amruta's tweet did not go well with Shiv Sena leaders who criticised her for her comments on Mumbai Police. Taking a jibe at Amruta Fadnavis, Rajya Sabha MP and Sena's deputy leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said, "Roams around with Mumbai police security and car" and added a personal slight by tweeting further that the men in khakhi were the "only audience forced to listen to her out of tune songs."

Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab also said that Amruta Fadnavis should leave the state if she feels unsafe and has no trust left in Mumbai Police. Speaking to reporters, Parab said, "Now, if they are feeling unsafe just because they lost power, then the only option left before them is to leave this state."

Besides Sena, NCP leader spokesperson Aditi Nalawde shared an old photo of Fadnavis sitting on the edge of a ship during the launch ceremony. Nalawade tweeted, "She should not forget that when she was sitting dangerously at the corner of a cruise ship, it was a Mumbai police personnel guarding her."

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    Politician and Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar's daughter, Supriya Sule who recently took oath as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the third consecutive term was born on June 30, 1969. Supriya was born to Sharad Pawar and Pratibha Sharadchandra Pawar in Pune.

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    An active politician and currently a member of the 17th Lok Sabha of India, Supriya Sule was born and brought up in Pune. The 50-year-old politician completed her graduation from Jai Hind College in Mumbai and earned a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology.

    In pic: Supriya Sule poses for a picture with father Sharad Pawar.

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    Supriya Sule married Sadanand Bhalchandra Sule on March 4, 1991, and the couple has been married for over 28 years.

    In the pic, Supriya Sule poses for a picture with husband Sadanand on the occasion of Diwali.

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    Supriya Sule and her husband Sadanand have two children. Her son Vijay and daughter Revati are currently pursuing their studies in Mumbai.

    In pic: Supriya and hubby Sadanand pose for a picture with their pet as Supriya captions this one: With our New Family Member Luka!

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    Although being born in a political family and being the daughter of Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule did not choose politics as her career. Rather, the humble politician spent some time in California, where she studied water pollution at UC Berkeley. Post which she moved to Indonesia and Singapore before returning to Mumbai.

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    Nearly 13 years ago, Supriya Sule was elected to the Rajya Sabha in September 2006 from Maharashtra. She then went on to take part in active politics and even led a state-level campaign against female foeticide. The campaign included padayatras, college events, competitions, etc.

    In picture: Supriya Sule caught in a candid moment with cousin Ajit Pawar.

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    In 2009, Supriya Sule contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Baramati constituency and won by a margin of 3,36,831 votes. The Baramati constituency was previously represented by her father Sharad Pawar. Post which she won the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections once again thereby retaining her seat and making Baramati her strong fort.

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    The former alumni of Jai Hind College, Supriya Sule is one of the few politicians who is quite active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The 50-year-old politician often takes to social media to give her fans and followers insights from her personal and professional life. 

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    Member of Parliament Supriya Sule took to Instagram to share inside pictures from Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray's wedding to Mitali Borude. In the pic, Supriya Sule is seen enjoying the wedding with her hubby Sadanand, father Sharad Pawar as they pose for a picture with Ratan Tata, and Asha Bhosle

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    Supriya Sule has always been vocal about women empowerment and has time and again held several rallies against female foeticide, and the dowry system. For her constant support and efforts towards women empowerment, she was awarded the prestigious 'Mumbai Women of the Decade Award' by All Ladies League for her outstanding contribution to social service.

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    Supriya Sule took to Instagram to share a leaf from her personal life as she shared this beautiful picture where the MP is seen having a memorable time with her friends. Supriya captioned the pic: Precious Time. With My Besties - My Strength, My Family, My Friends, My Life!

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    Supriya Sule is seen having lunch with her colleagues as she captions this one: Had a Fabulous Lunch today at 'Baba Ka Dhabba' at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

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    In pic: Supriya Sule poses for a group picture with best friends Tina Ambani and Rima Kapoor. She captions this one: Fun Moments with Friends! Lovely to have Our Dearest Rima Back.

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    In pic: Supriya Sule poses for a family picture with Parth Pawar and Rohit Pawar. She captioned the picture: Fun Time With Family!

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    In pic: Supriya Sule pats a horse as she smiles while posing for the picture during the Agricultural Exhibition held in Indapur, Pune.

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    In pic: Supriya Sule poses for a picture with her husband Sadanand, son Vijay and daughter Revati post-filing her nomination papers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. She captioned the picture: Moments from Yesterdays Nomination Filling!

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    In pic: Member of Parliament Supriya Sule shares candid moments from the parliament as she poses for a picture with Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

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    In pic: Supriya Sule celebrates her friend's birthday as she poses for a group picture.

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    In pic: Supriya Sule poses for a family picture as she captions the pic: Happy Moments with Family!

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    In pic: Supriya Sule poses for a picture with old friends as she catches up with them after a long time.

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    Baramati MP Supriya Sule welcomed Aaditya Thackeray at Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday in a candid and loving way. Pic/ Suresh Karkera

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    Supriya Sule was seen smiling as she hugged her cousin Ajit Pawar at Vidhan Bhavan on Wednesday. Pic/ Suresh Karkera

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    Supriya Sule poses with Rashmi Thackeray, who is the wife of Uddhav Thackeray. Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn-in as the chief minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park on Thursday.

First Published: 07 August, 2020 09:00 IST

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