The Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) leader, Sharad Pawar, defended the name and symbol of his party, saying that as long as they are in people’s hearts, symbols are meaningless. “The nation is with Sharad Pawar in the battle of reality and lie,” state new posters posted outside the party’s Delhi headquarters. The national executive meeting of the NCP will be on Thursday in Delhi. Pawar urged for a new generation of leaders and urged party members not to worry about MLAs defecting.
Ajit Pawar, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, also declared his desire to succeed his uncle Sharad Pawar as party leader and called for his resignation. Pawar has also asked the Election Commission to accept his organization as an official NCP.
Sharad Pawar is in Delhi today for the party’s national executive meeting
Sharad Pawar said symbols are irrelevant if “you are in people’s hearts” as the battle over the party name and logo reached the Election Commission.
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New posters are up outside the party’s workplace in Delhi
Brand-New banners of Sharad Pawar, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and his daughter Supriya Sule are up outside the party’s workplace on Firozeshah Road ahead of the NCP’s national executive meeting, which will take place on Thursday in Delhi. “The nation is with Sharad Pawar in the battle of reality and lie,” read the posters.
16 MLAs were present at Sharad Pawar’s camp yesterday
Sharad Pawar, the founder of the NCP, is in Delhi right now to call the national executive party meeting. On Wednesday, 16 MLAs and officers from the party’s frontal cells were present for his meeting with party members. The group obtained affidavits from staff and put their faith in Sharad Pawar and Jayant Patil as leaders.
Sharad Pawar’s statement in the meeting
At the Y B Chavan Centre, He told party workers, “MLAs come and can go wherever they want. Stay away from complaining. No matter where they are, let them live happily. Let’s work to develop a fresh set of leaders while we wait to be together. Pawar urged party members not to fret about the MLAs defecting and stated that it was time to develop a new generation of leaders. Regardless of who was claiming ownership of the party’s name and symbol, he asserted that it was impossible to take it away.”
Ajit Pawar asked his uncle and party president, Sharad Pawar, to resign
Furthermore, in a separate meeting joined by 29 NCP MLAs, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar conveyed his desire to become chief minister and called on his uncle and party president Sharad Pawar to step down. “You’re 83 years old; won’t you stop?” he asked.
Ajit Pawar requested EC to recognize his group as a real NCP
Ajit Pawar, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), deposed his uncle Sharad Pawar as party president and requested in a letter to the Election Commission (EC) that his group receives recognition as the legitimate NCP.