Pawar’s announcement to quit the post of party president – Kesari
strong opposition from activists; Excitement in the state
Mumbai: NCP President Sharad Pawar suddenly announced his resignation on Tuesday afternoon. The announcement of Pawar, who has been active in politics for the last six decades, has created a stir and party leaders and workers have received a big shock. He strongly demanded that the decision be withdrawn. Also raised slogans against the decision.
A revised edition of Pawar’s autobiography was published at the Yashwantrao Chavan Foundation. His wife Pratibha Pawar and leaders were present on this occasion. This time, Pawar announced that he was leaving the post of party president. Leaders and workers were shocked by Pawar’s announcement. He strongly demanded that the decision be withdrawn immediately. State President Jayant Patil and Jitendra Awad were moved to tears. MP Praful Patel insisted that the decision should be reconsidered. He said that Pawar did not take anyone into confidence before resigning.
Pawar said, three years are left to complete the term of Rajya Sabha membership. During this period, attention will be focused on the problems of the state and the country. Therefore, I cannot accept the responsibility of the presidency. Working in public life for 63 years. So I am resigning. Sharad Pawar while understanding the emotional activists said, I am with you. But, I will not be the party president. After this, Ajit Pawar tried to convince the leaders and activists. But the attendees insisted that Pawar withdraw the decision. Ajit Pawar said that the party committee will take the decision regarding the resignation. He will be bound to Pawar.
Sharad Pawar said, I now want to work in the fields of education, agriculture, cooperation, sports and culture. Through that, efforts will be made to solve the problems of youth, students, dalits, tribals and weaker sections of the society. So now the committee of leaders should choose the new president of the party. Meanwhile, Ajit Pawar, MP Supriya Sule advised the activists who were present in large numbers outside the Pratishthan building to take it easy.
I have nothing to do with early morning swearing
After the assembly elections in 2019, Ajit Pawar had tied up with the BJP and sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister in the morning. This step taken by Ajit Pawar at that time was wrong. Pawar said at this time that I had no relation with him.
Committee meeting at Silver Oak
A discussion was held in the party committee to discuss Sharad Pawar’s resignation. The meeting was held at Silver Oak, Pawar’s residence. In this committee, Praful Patel, Sunil Tatkare, K. K. Sharma, P. C. Chacko, Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil, Supriya Patil, Chhagan Bhujabal, Dilip Valse Patil, Anil Deshmukh, Rajesh Tope, Jitendra Awad, Hasan Mushrif, Dhananjay Munde and Jaydev Gaikwad. Apart from that, party women’s front president Fauzia Khan, Youth Congress president Dheeraj Sharma Sonia Duhan are included.
Work at the State and Center
Sharad Pawar has held the post of Chief Minister of the state four times as well as Defense Minister and Agriculture Minister at the Centre. After the assembly elections in 2019, Maha Vikas Aghadi of NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress was formed in the state. The government was also formed under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. He shocked everyone by forming a coalition government with the Hindutva Shiv Sena.
Pawar’s career of 63 years
Sharad Pawar’s political career started on May 1, 1960. He has been working in state and country politics for the past 63 years. During this period he held various positions in the state and the centre. Pawar, who was a prominent politician at the national and state level, formed a new party, the Nationalist Congress Party, in 1999, in disagreement with the Congress. Then Tariq Anwar and P. A. There was a confluence.
Will not accept resignation: Ajit Pawar
The activists became emotional due to Pawar’s decision. Also, some officials started resigning. But no one’s resignation will be accepted. After the committee meeting, Ajit Pawar told the workers that they should not protest and maintain peace. Sharad Pawar also appealed that no one should resign. Meanwhile, the committee has given two to three days time to Pawar to reconsider the decision.
What about the alliance of opposition parties?
The Lok Sabha elections are being held next year. Against that backdrop, it was predicted that Pawar would take the initiative to form an alliance by uniting opposition parties against the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre. It was necessary to consider the opposing ideologies, interests etc. between the parties while forming the alliance. In a similar situation, Pawar announced his resignation. Now will Sharad Pawar form the alliance of opposition parties at the national level? What is the future of the new front? Such a question is also being raised..