Ajit Pawar absent from Sharad Pawar`s Diwali Padwa get-together in hometown Baramati

  • | Thursday | 16th November, 2023

NEW DELHI/PUNE: Sharad Pawar, the president of the Nationalist Congress Party, on Tuesday, gathered with well-wishers in his hometown of Baramati for an annual Diwali Padwa event.Ajit Pawar split Sharad Pawars NCP: These results should make him happyNotably, his nephew and Maharashtra deputy chief minister, Ajit Pawar, was absent from the gathering.Annually, the Pawar family observes Diwali Padwa festivities at their residence, Govindbaug, situated in Baramati town within the Pune district.Is Sharad Pawar losing his grip over Maharashtra politics after getting setback in gram panchayat elections?Thousands of individuals from various parts of the state, including NCP workers and leaders, make the journey to Baramati to extend their greetings to Sharad Pawar.Once again this year, an immense crowd assembled at Sharad Pawars residence to convey their greetings to the 82-year-old leader.His daughter and NCP Lok Sabha member, Supriya Sule, also attended the event.In response to queries about Ajit Pawars attendance at the event and whether he would meet his uncle, Supriya Sule informed reporters, "Ajit dada is currently grappling with dengue and has been advised by doctors to rest for the past 21 days."NCP Chief Sharad Pawar denies party split; affirms Ajit Pawar remains Nationalist Congress Party leaderShe additionally mentioned that Rohit Pawar, an NCP MLA and Sharad Pawars grandnephew, was in Beed for his Yuva Sangharsh Yatra.Significantly, on Friday, Ajit Pawar met Sharad Pawar, sparking speculation within state political circles. Sule clarified that the meeting was not of a political nature.She emphasized, "Despite having different political ideologies, we uphold our personal relations. There exists a distinction between professional and personal life."NCP workers celebrate appointment of Ajit Pawar as Punes Guardian Minister, MaharashtraThis marked the second encounter between the uncle and nephew since the Ajit Pawar-led group joined the government led by Eknath Shinde in Maharashtra back in July.NCP leader Ankush Kakde, affiliated with the Ajit Pawar group, mentioned on Friday that doctors have recommended complete rest for the deputy CM, who recently battled dengue. They advised him to refrain from large gatherings to prevent the risk of infection.Subsequently, on Friday, Ajit Pawar held a meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.Supriya Sule on Ajit Pawar leaving NCPAjit Pawar has asserted his claim over the name and symbol of the Nationalist Congress Party, originally founded by Sharad Pawar.The faction led by Sharad Pawar has notified the Election Commission that the group led by Ajit Pawar submitted over 20,000 fraudulent affidavits to the poll panel in an attempt to assert their claim over the party, according to sources.With agency inputs

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