Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Praful Patel and other rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders met party president Sharad Pawar at the YB Chavan Center in Mumbai.
Updated July 16, 2023 | 02:48 PM IST
Ajit Pawar, Praful Patel, other NCP rebel MLAs meet Sharad Pawar (Photo: Screengrab/Twitter/ANI)
Jayant Patil, leader of the NCP-Shara Pawar faction, has also reached the Centre. “I got a call from Supriya Sul who asked me to reach YB Chavan center soon. I don’t know why Ajit Pawar and other MLAs have come here,” Patil said.
Meanwhile, the rebel party leaders said they have come to seek Sharad Pawar’s blessings. “We are all here today to seek the blessings of respected Sharad Pawar. We have requested Pawar Sahib that NCP should remain united. Sharad Pawar has not responded to this,” Patel told the media.
Praful Patel Says:
# watch | We are all here today to seek the blessings of respected Sharad Pawar. We have requested Pawar Sahib that NCP should remain united. Sharad Pawar has not responded: Praful Patel, leader of the Ajit Pawar group, at the YB Chavan Center in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/lvgXV2AZdy
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2023
NCP-Sharad Power faction leader Jitendra Awhad also rushed to the YB Chabon centre. Notably, Sharad Pawar left the Center without commenting on the development. It was the first of the rebel NCP leaders led by Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar after Eknath Shinde joined the government on July 2.
“We held a meeting at Vidhan Bhawan of opposition leaders. Then we heard Ajit Pawar and company came to meet Sharad Pawar. Prafulla Patel and others discussed the current political situation with Sharad Pawar. They sought Sr. Pawar’s guidance on the current situation. NCP’s In which he did not respond. We stand by our decision,” Patil said.
On Friday, Ajit Pawar also visited Silver Oak, the NCP president’s official residence, to meet his wife Pratibha Pawar after her surgery.
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