With Ajit Pawar back in fold, BJP wonders if he was NCP’s decoy
On Saturday, the nation woke up to the biggest political jolt ever when NCP leader Ajit Pawar ?ditched the NCP and formed government with the BJP. Early morning on Saturday, while Pawar took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis had sworn as the Chief Minister of the state.
Soon a political drama unfolded when NCP supremo Sharad Pawar through his explosive tweets claimed of being unaware of the entire chain of events that shook the country. Ajit’s cousin and NCP MP Supriya Sule too was visibly anguished over her brother’s bold step and took to social media to express her displeasure and shock.
Finally, the entire ‘Maha’ episode lasted for 80 hours as both Fadnavis and Pawar on Tuesday submitted their respective letters of resignation to the Governor citing lack of required numbers to form government. Soon, NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress pepped up to form their government in the state.
As soon as the reality sunk in the BJP, it began analysing if junior Pawars ?defection? was just a smart move by uncle Pawar to end Presidents Rule and quickly form government. Insiders feel that Sharad Pawar was keen on getting the President Rule revoked as the BJP would have ensured prolonging the same for six months at least or till the time they would get the required numbers to form government.
As the political drama unfolded, while Ajit Pawar got the criticism initially, Sharad Pawar got the sympathy. While all this lasted, Ajit Pawar claimed that he was still a part of the NCP and would always be. One of the biggest newsmakers in the recent past, Ajit Pawar even managed to get a clean chit from the Anti Corruption Bureau in the 70,000 crore irrigation scam thus creating a win-win situation for himself. Sources say that he’s currently being tipped as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
To the contrary, in no time, the family feud as well as the political tug of war that got created between the Pawars ceased to exist. Sule with open arms on Wednesday hugged Ajit as the two posed for the cameras at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai as brother Ajit got back to NCP.
Despite people’s anguish and revolt against the ‘temperamental and unpredictable’ Ajit Pawar, supporters held placards reading, “We love you, Ajit Dada Pawar, in his absence after the leader resigned as the Deputy CM. However, nobody other than the first family of the NCP could ever give clarity on events that transpired on Saturday!
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49-yr-old man dies while playing badminton in Nagpur
A 49-year-old man in Nagpur died while playing badminton in Pachpaoli area on Monday morning at around 6:45 am. The deceased, identified as Gunnu Dharma Lohara, was a resident of Yadav Nagar who was playing badminton with his friend.
He was rushed to Central Railway Hospital in an unconscious state and was declared dead by the doctors there.
Glimpse of beautification work ahead of G20 Summit in Nagpur…
The beautification work of Nagpur ahead of the G20 Summit in the city on March 20 and 21 has been afoot. Take a closer look at the same above…
G20 Summit is the premier forum for international economic cooperation that plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic issues. India holds the Presidency of the G20 from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023.
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Nagpur declared ‘no drone zone’ on March 20, 21
Ahead of G20 meet in Nagpur, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashwati Dorje, on Wednesday, said the city has been declared ‘No Drone Zone’ on March 20, 21. The development came in as a security measure for the large number of foreign delegates that will be in the city for the summit.
Any aerial objects including use of parachutes have also been banned.
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