Some members left the NCP because the Centre had launched an inquiry in opposition to them via the Enforcement Directorate (ED), occasion chief Sharad Pawar stated right here on Sunday.
With out taking the title of his nephew Ajit Pawar who led the group of insurgent MLAs to hitch the Shiv Sena-BJP authorities final month, he stated their declare that they needed to be part of the federal government for the reason for growth was not true.
“There have been some adjustments prior to now. A few of our members left us. They (the Ajit Pawar faction) say they went for growth however this isn’t in any respect true. The Centre had launched an ED inquiry in opposition to them and so they left the NCP. Some members (from the Ajit Pawar faction) had been advised to hitch them (BJP) or they are going to be despatched some place else,” Mr Pawar claimed.
He was addressing NCP staff at a social media assembly organised by the occasion.
“Nevertheless, some members had been able to face the inquiry. (Ex-home minister) Anil Deshmukh was in jail for 14 months. Even Deshmukh was requested to vary his position (loyalty) however he stood agency on his determination (to not stop NCP),” Mr Pawar stated.
Whereas Ajit Pawar took oath because the deputy chief minister, eight different MLAs of NCP had been sworn in as ministers in July.
The senior Pawar stated the state authorities ought to take note of the issues being confronted by frequent folks in Maharashtra.
“The state is going through points equivalent to unemployment, farmers are additionally struggling,” he added.
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