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Setback for Sharad Pawar, all 7 NCP MLAs in Nagaland extend support to Ajit Pawar

The MLAs have sent a letter of support to Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister Maharashtra, extending their support, informed Vanthungo Odyuo, President of the Nagaland unit of the NCP.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: July 21, 2023 0:08 IST
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrives to
Image Source : PTI Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrives to attend the Monsoon Session of Maharashtra Assembly at Vidhan Bhavan, in Mumbai.

In a setback for Sharad Pawar, all seven Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs in Nagaland have joined the Ajit Pawar's faction of the party.

"The MLAs have sent a letter of support to Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister Maharashtra, extending their support," informed Vanthungo Odyuo, President of the Nagaland unit of the NCP.

National spokesperson of NCP (Ajit Pawar faction) Brajmohan Srivastava said, “Nagaland unit president Wanthung Odio came to New Delhi and met national working president Praful Patel and Maharashtra unit president Sunil Tatkare.”

“He informed us about the decision of the Nagaland NCP (to support Ajit Pawar camp). Odio handed over affidavits of support of all office-bearers, including seven MLAs,” Srivastava said.

As per an NCP statement, Patel assured Odio he would support him in his efforts to strengthen the 24-year-old party.

Patel instructed the state executive and district units of the NCP in Nagaland to continue working as before, said the statement.

The NCP suffered a split after Ajit Pawar, now deputy CM, and eight other party MLAs joined the Shiv Sena-BJP government on July 2 as cabinet ministers.

The rebel faction has claimed support of majority of the 53 MLAs in Maharashtra. It needs backing of at least 36 MLAs to avoid attracting provisions of the anti-defection law.

With inputs from PTI

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