NCP to hold meeting on July 5 to discuss developments as Ajit Pawar, 8 party MLAs join Shinde govt | Photo: File (Image for illustration)
In the wake of 9 NCP leaders, together with Ajit Pawar, becoming a member of the Eknath Shinde authorities, party chief Sharad Pawar has convened a meeting on July 5 in Mumbai to discuss the developments and the long run plan of action, its state unit chief Jayant Patil mentioned on Sunday.
Earlier within the day, Ajit Pawar led a vertical cut up within the party to change into the deputy chief minister, whereas eight different NCP leaders have been sworn in as ministers within the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) authorities. Talking to reporters, Patil mentioned the meeting can be held at 1 pm on Wednesday on the Y B Chavan Centre in south Mumbai.
“NCP as a party doesn’t support the Eknath Shinde-BJP government. Many of the MLAs who have signed the letter of support to the government, called me saying that they were confused and will always back Sharad Pawar,” he mentioned. He mentioned some leaders within the party would usually demand that the party go along with the BJP, however the party’s prime management by no means accepted of it, he mentioned. He mentioned the 9 NCP leaders have taken oath as ministers going towards the party’s beliefs.
(*5*) Patil mentioned. Ajit Pawar has the help of greater than 40 MLAs and over six MLCs of his party, sources claimed citing a letter submitted to the Raj Bhavan. The party has 53 MLAs and 9 MLCs.
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