NCP rejects Sharad Pawar,s resignation

Mumbai,(|Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday unanimously rejected the resignation of party’s national President Sharad Pawar and requested him to remain on the post.  The decision was taken at a meeting of the special panel set up by Pawar to name his successor after his dramatic announcement to step down, made on May 2, said NCP Vice-President Praful M. Patel, who is the convenor of the committee.

Addressing a press conference, Praful Patel said that the panel’s decision on two resolutions – rejecting the resignation and urging him to continue as party chief – shall be conveyed to Pawar for his final call in the matter. The committee also resolved that it was unable to elect another President in place of Pawar and requested him to continue in the same post till his full term ended.

State President Jayant Patil said that the resolutions were passed in tune with everybody’s expectations and now a team of senior leaders shall meet Pawar and convey it to him . Praful Patel said that the entire party has made its sentiments clear on Pawar’s decision, and their views were again put forth at the committee meeting today, as the shell-shocked party grassroots workers eagerly awaited their decision. After the panel decision, Ajit Pawar did not comment on the fresh development, and he is likely to meet his uncle later today. (UNI)