The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has rejected Sharad Pawar’s resignation from the post of party chief. The decision was taken by the party’s core committee, which met on Monday to discuss Pawar’s resignation letter.
Pawar had submitted his resignation last week, citing health reasons and his desire to step down from active politics. However, the move had taken many by surprise, including several senior leaders of the party.
The NCP’s decision to reject Pawar’s resignation has been met with celebrations outside the party office in Mumbai, with supporters bursting crackers and distributing sweets. Many of them had gathered outside the office since morning, awaiting the decision of the core committee.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said, “The core committee has unanimously rejected Sharad Pawar’s resignation. We have urged him to continue to lead the party and guide us in the upcoming elections.
“Pawar, who is one of the most influential leaders in Maharashtra politics, has been instrumental in the formation of the ruling coalition government in the state. His decision to step down had raised questions about the stability of the government and the party’s future prospects.
However, the NCP’s decision to reject his resignation has put to rest those concerns, and the party will now be looking to focus on the upcoming local body elections in Maharashtra.
Overall, the NCP’s decision to reject Pawar’s resignation is a significant development in Maharashtra politics, and it will be interesting to see how it affects the party’s fortunes in the coming months.