Sharad Pawar, NCP chief has named Supriya Sule and Praful Patel as working presidents of the Nationalist Congress Party. The announcement was made during the party’s 25th-anniversary celebration.
Ajit Pawar, Sharad Pawar’s nephew and a prominent figure within the NCP, was present during the announcement. The reports say that Supriya Sule has been given the charge of three states including Maharashtra, Haryana, and Punjab along with coordination in Lok Sabha.
Praful Patel, on the other hand, could have been made in charge of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Goa. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will go for assembly polls later this year.
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Sharad Pawar’s resignation
Previously, Sharad Pawar had offered to resign from his position as party president, prompting strong objections from party members and other political leaders. However, a panel within the NCP formed to discuss Pawar’s resignation rejected it on May 5 and urged him to continue serving as party president.
“I can’t disrespect your sentiments. Due to your love, I am respecting the demand that was made to me to withdraw my resignation and the resolution that was passed by senior NCP leaders. I withdraw my decision to step down as the national president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP),” Pawar had said during his resignation.
The three-day high-intensity situation within the NCP saw fierce protests from the party members demanding the senior leader take back his resignation.
On June 9, Supriya Sule claimed that she received a threatening message meant for her father and NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar. The Lok Sabha MP said, “I received a message on WhatsApp for Pawar Sahab. He was threatened through a website. So, I have come to the Police demanding justice. I urge Maharashtra Home Minister and Union Home Minister to act. Such actions represent low-level politics and should stop.”
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