Ajit Pawar: Maharashtra leader and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar, who is called Chanakya of politics, has suffered a major setback. All seven party MLAs from Nagaland have extended their support to Ajit Pawar. The joint statement of the MLAs said that all party workers in the Nagaland NCP office will also support Ajit Pawar.
Ajit Pawar and 8 other leaders joined the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena-BJP government in Maharashtra on 2 July. Ajit Pawar has been given deputy CM and 8 other leaders have been given ministerial berths. With this move of Ajit Pawar, the NCP founded by Sharad Pawar got divided into two factions.
All the seven NCP MLAs in Nagaland have sent a letter of support to Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister Maharashtra:Vanthungo Odyuo, President of the Nagaland unit of the Nationalist Congress Party
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Will Ajit capture NCP like Shinde?
There are many similarities between Ajit Pawar and Eknath Shinde. Both are rebel leaders of their party. Shinde had rebelled when Uddhav Thackeray was the chief minister. The latter captured the party and the trail. Now Ajit Pawar is also on the path of Shinde.
In 2019, Shinde had toppled the Mahavikas Aghaadi government
In 2019, the Shiv Sena ended its alliance with the BJP and formed the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra with the Congress and the NCP. The government had fallen last year after Eknath Shinde broke the party and joined hands with the BJP to form a new government.
Sharad Pawar and Ajit have their own claims
Describing his leadership as the real NCP, Ajit Pawar has won the support of senior party leaders like Praful Patel, Chhagan Bhujbal and Dilip Walse Patil. However, Sharad Pawar has also staked his claim as the leader of the real NCP and has expelled several senior leaders for anti-party activities.
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