Nationalist Congress Party chief Ajit Pawar was seen with the highest leaders of Maharashtra’s ruling coalition amid a buzz over his subsequent transfer because the Supreme Court is about to resolve on final 12 months’s Shiv Sena mutiny.
Ajit Pawar, nephew and the obvious political inheritor of Sharad Pawar, shared frames with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis at a mass wedding ceremony in Latur yesterday. Uddhav Thackeray camp MLAs and Ambadas Danve, Leader of the Opposition in Vidhan Parishad, had been amongst these current.
The buzz over Ajit Pawar’s subsequent political transfer refuses to die down after his uncle’s shock transfer to step down as NCP boss fuelled hypothesis over the way forward for the Opposition coalition in Maharashtra. However, Sharad Pawar withdrew his resignation following protests by the occasion staff.
The newest on this collection of occasions and an uncertainty looming over Maharashtra politics was Ajit Pawar sharing frames with the rival leaders who engineered a blow to ally Uddhav Thackeray’s authorities final 12 months.
Ajit Pawar’s absence in a key occasion assembly and posters calling him the state’s future Chief Minister additionally led to a buzz that he could break up his uncle’s occasion and be part of fingers with the BJP. But the senior NCP chief has maintained in any other case.
Sharad Pawar, too, has performed down speculations that his nephew could ally with the BJP. “NCP won’t ever break. No one will go away the occasion. People are maligning Ajit Pawar for no purpose,” he instructed NDTV final week.
Mr Shinde could lose his job because the Chief Minister if he and his MLAs are disqualified from the meeting for revolting in opposition to Mr Thackeray, the then Chief Minister. This poses a query over who will get to type the brand new authorities and chief minister’s publish.
Mr Shinde, backed by the BJP, had break up the Shiv Sena and rallied a bit of MLAs to type a brand new authorities underneath his management final 12 months.
If he is disqualified, a recent authorities must be fashioned by the aspect that has larger numbers, relying on whether or not any MLA would change sides.
Maharashtra BJP has claimed the present ruling coalition with Mr Shinde’s faction has the help of over 184 MLAs to show majority within the 288-member meeting.