Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) founder Sharad Pawar’s wife Pratibha Pawar underwent surgery at Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on Friday, a party official said.
The surgery was related to his hand, Sharad Pawar Group staff said without elaborating.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar visited the NCP supremo’s official residence Silver Oak to meet Pratibha Pawar after he was discharged from the hospital, party workers said.
It was apparently Ajit Pawar’s first visit to Silver Oak after he rebelled against his uncle, split the NCP and joined the Eknath Shinde government on July 2.
Ajit Pawar is known to be close to his aunt Pratibha. He was said to be instrumental in bringing her back into the NCP fold after she and Devendra Fadnavis formed a short-lived government after the assembly polls in 2019.
Known as ‘Kaki’ among NCP leaders, Pratibha Pawar is often seen as the matriarch of the party but has never been active in politics.
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