A big question, who will be the next leader of the Nationalist Congress Party? NCP chief Sharad Pawar stepped down from his post on Tuesday.
Supriya Sule, Pawar’s daughter should be made the National President, and Sule and her cousin Ajit Pawar who is also the opposition leader should handle Maharashtra politics, said Chhagan Bhujbal, the NCP leader and former cabinet minister.
The member of Parliament, Supriya Sule has a good bonding with other parties and leaders at the national level. Ajit Pawar also handles the state politics.
Bhujbal said that Sule should be made the National President Ajit Pawar should manage the state affairs.
Pawar has appointed Bhujbal as one of the committee members to look after the party’s political affairs and nominate the next National President.
He was the first to openly add Sule’s name for the post.
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“On Tuesday, when Pawar announced his decision, I was in the hall. I suggested that he should remain the National President and appoint Sule as the Working President of the party. He heard me but didn’t respond. It’s very difficult to convince him because he thinks a lot before taking any decision,” said Bhujbal.
“A big challenge in front of our committee is to convince him to rethink the decision. If he disagrees, we may have to choose one leader for the post of the National President. Our other leaders from different states have started coming to the city. Once all members are in the city, we will hold the first meeting of the committee,” Bhujbal added.
A senior leader met Pawar on Wednesday and said, “There is a chance that Pawar may not change his decision, as when I asked him about this issue, he changed the topic and asked me about my constituency and local politics of the market committee.”
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