Nationalist Congress Celebration chief Ajit Pawar was seen with the highest leaders of Maharashtra’s ruling coalition amid a buzz over his subsequent transfer because the Supreme Court docket is about to determine on final yr’s Shiv Sena mutiny.
Ajit Pawar, nephew and the obvious political inheritor of Sharad Pawar, shared frames with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis at a mass marriage ceremony in Latur yesterday.
Uddhav Thackeray camp MLAs and Ambadas Danve, Chief of the Opposition in Vidhan Parishad, have been amongst these current.
The hypothesis over Mr Pawar’s subsequent political transfer refuses to die down with him sharing frames with the rival leaders who engineered a blow to ally Uddhav Thackeray’s authorities final yr.
Ajit Pawar’s absence in a key occasion assembly and posters calling him the state’s future Chief Minister led to a buzz that he could break up his uncle’s occasion and be a part of palms with the BJP. However the senior NCP chief has maintained in any other case.
Sharad Pawar, too, has performed down speculations that his nephew could ally with the BJP. “NCP won’t ever break. Nobody will depart the occasion. Persons are maligning Ajit Pawar for no motive,” he informed NDTV final week.
A shock determination by Sharad Pawar to step down as NCP boss final week additionally fuelled speculations over the way forward for the Opposition coalition in Maharashtra, however he withdrew his resignation following protests by the occasion staff.
Uncertainty looms over Maharashtra politics with the Supreme Court docket set to declare right now if Mr Shinde and his MLAs needs to be disqualified from the meeting for revolting in opposition to Mr Thackeray, the then Chief Minister.
Mr Shinde, backed by the BJP, had break up the Shiv Sena and rallied some MLAs to type a brand new authorities underneath his management final yr. If he is disqualified by the Supreme Court docket, his authorities will probably be disbanded.
In that case, a recent authorities needs to be shaped by the facet that has larger numbers, relying on whether or not any MLA would change sides.
Maharashtra BJP has claimed the present ruling coalition with Eknath Shinde’s faction have the help of over 184 MLAs to show majority within the 288-member meeting.