Never left NCP, will always be with the party: Ajit Pawar
New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar has returned to his party claiming that he never left it in reality.
"I never left the party. I was with the NCP, I am with the NCP and will remain with the NCP. Media has misreported about me in the last few days and I will react to it at an appropriate time," Ajit Pawar said ahead of the oath by legislators in the assembly.
Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule was also seen welcoming her cousin Ajit Pawar with a warm hug ahead on Wednesday’s session.
Earlier, there were reports that Ajit Pawar had rebelled against NCP to join the BJP's Devendra Fadnavis to form a government in the state. Fadnavis was sworn in as chief minister as Ajit Pawar as his deputy on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Ajit Pawar submitted his resignation as the Deputy CM, following which Devendra Fadnavis also resigned as the CM of Maharashtra, ending his second term in just 80 hours.
After his resignation, Ajit Pawar had met his uncle at his residence on Wednesday night.
Ajit Pawar, 60, had said that he allied with BJP “for the sake of farmers”. Over the four days, Sharad Pawar had sent senior leaders such as Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil, Dilip Walse-Patil and Sunil Tatkare to talk to his nephew and bring him back to the NCP fold.