Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar has resigned as the President of his party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). There is an uproar in the party regarding this. The party has asked Pawar to consider his decision. At the same time, amidst the changing developments, the meeting of the national office bearers of NCP is going on.
Meanwhile, National General Secretary of NCP Jitendra Awhad has resigned from his post. Awhad said, “I have resigned from my post of national general secretary and I have sent my resignation to NCP chief Sharad Pawar. After Pawar saheb’s announcement (resigning from the post of party chief), all office-bearers of Thane NCP have also resigned.”
I have resigned from my post of National General Secretary and I have sent my resignation to NCP chief Sharad Pawar. All office bearers of Thane NCP have also resigned after Pawar Saheb’s announcement (to resign from the post of party chief): NCP leader Jitendra Awhad to ANI… pic.twitter.com/VBrtFCuaNs
— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2023
Jitendra Awhad has quit after Sharad Pawar did not take back his resignation. He says that he will not continue in his post without Sharad Pawar. Awhad is known to be extremely trusted by Pawar. At the same time, a meeting of NCP leaders is going on at Yashwant Rao Auditorium in Mumbai. Apart from Ajit Pawar, Supriya Sule, Praful Patel, Jayant Patil, Chhagan Bhujbal are participating in this.
Before reaching the meeting, when Ajit Pawar was asked about becoming the president, he refused. He said, “Even if I am asked to become the president, I will refuse.” It is being said that Ajit is the Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and instead of becoming the Speaker himself, he can make his close friend the Speaker.
On the other hand, NCP leader Jayant Patil said, “Many district heads and office bearers have sent resignations on WhatsApp. I have not seen Jitendra Awhad’s resignation. However, Thane city NCP chief Anand Paranjpe has sent his resignation.”
On the other hand, NCP leaders are constantly trying to persuade Sharad Pawar. Leaders say that NCP stands for Sharad Pawar and Sharad Pawar stands for NCP. Party leaders say that if Pawar does not withdraw his resignation as president, he will be urged to continue as working president.
On the other hand, Congress state president Nana Patole said that Sharad Pawar’s resignation will not affect the alliance. Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena (Thackeray) faction says, “Sharad Pawar’s resignation is a big blow to the country’s politics. We will decide what will happen in the coming days. We are monitoring the whole incident.”
Let us tell you that along with the Lok Sabha elections next year, assembly elections are also to be held in Maharashtra. In such a situation, after the resignation of Sharad Pawar, it will have a direct impact on the capital of Maharashtra. Maharashtra is the second largest state in the country in terms of number of Lok Sabha seats. At the same time, there are a total of 288 seats in the assembly.
The NCP is part of the state’s Mahavikas Aghadi alliance. Apart from NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena (Thackeray) are the main parties in this alliance. There was an MVA government in Maharashtra under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. After this Eknath Shinde rebelled.