Mumbai: The crisis in Maharashtra government after Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s resignation is expected to draw to a close with the intervention of Union agriculture minister and NCP president Sharad Pawar today.Pawar will participate in the NCP legislature party meeting which be held at Vidhan Bhavan here at 4pm.
The NCP legislature party has already appealed to Ajit Pawar to withdraw his resignation, sent to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday, after an expose in a section ofthe media on alleged irregularities in the irrigation department during his tenure as minister. The party has authorised Pawar to take a final call on the matter.
After Ajit resigned, all the other 19 NCP ministers in the government had also handed over their resignation letters to state unit president Madhukar Pichad.
The resignation of MLAs was being seen as a show ofstrength by Ajit that he had the backing of the entire legislature party. However, Ajit Pawar refuted speculation of a rift with Pawar.