Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday will be inaugurating a new party office near Mantralaya--the administrative building of Maharashtra government--in Mumbai. This comes two days after his 'mutiny' and induction into the incumbent Maharashtra Cabinet. Visuals of the new office has surfaced online.
Pawar and other recently inducted ministers arrived at Mantralaya ahead of the first cabinet meeting and bowed before portraits of re verred figures like Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Savitribai Phule,
NCP leader Praful Patel says Sunil Tatkare new Maharashtra chief
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Ajit Pawar group leader Praful Patel on Monday in a joint conference announced that Lok Sabha MP Sunil Tatkare has been appointed as the new State President of the party in Maharashtra.
During a joint conference, the NCP leader Patel announced, "We are relieving Jayant Patil of his responsibilities and in his place, I am appointing Sunil Tatkare as Maharashtra President of Nationalist Congress Party. Sunil Tatkare will have the authority to make organizational changes in the party." He further said that Ajit Pawar has been unanimously elected as the leader of the legislature party.
"Ajit Pawar has been unanimously elected as the leader of the legislature party. We have informed Maharashtra Assembly Speaker about our decision. Anil Bhaidas Patil has been appointed as the chief whip of NCP in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. We request him (Sharad Pawar) with folded hands to give us his blessings as he is our guru", Patel had said.
Sunil Tatkare says he will strengthen party
During the press briefing, the newly elected party state president Sunil Tatkare said he will strengthen the party in Maharashtra.
"I have taken over as the State president of the Nationalist Congress Party. I will strengthen the party in Maharashtra. I have taken into confidence all leaders of the party. I have also called a meeting of all the legislators and zila parishad leaders", Sunil Tatkare had said.
Sharad Pawar has called for meeting
Maharashtra politics will be interesting to watch in the coming days, as NCP chief Sharad Pawar has called a meeting on July 5 in Mumbai in which all MPs and MLAs are asked to remain present. Ajit Pawar has also called a meeting on the same day at another venue, and he has also called all NCP leaders, including all MLAs, and MLCs. The interesting thing is what Ajit Pawar and his supporting MLAs will do.
With ANI Inputs