Mumbai: Veteran NCP leader Ajit Pawar has taken oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He left the nationalist side and joined the NDA. Along with Ajit Pawar, 9 more MLAs have joined the Shinde government. Ajit Pawar held a press conference after taking oath as Deputy CM.
Maharashtra’s newly appointed Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said in the press conference, we along with almost all the MLAs of NCP have decided to come with the Shinde-Fadnavis government. Now we have taken an oath and in the next expansion, some more ministers will be inducted. Ajit Pawar said many people will criticize. We don’t give importance to it. We will keep working for the progress of Maharashtra and that is why we have taken this decision. Most of our MLAs are satisfied with it. We have supported this government with the NCP party. We will fight all the elections in the name of NCP only.
After extending support to the NDA government in Maharashtra, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that some MLAs could not be contacted as they are out of the country but I spoke to all of them and they agreed with our decision.
We are here as a party
Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said we have all the numbers, all the MLAs are with me. We are here as a party. We have also informed all senior citizens. The majority is given importance in a democracy. Our party is 24 years old and the young leadership should come forward.
Praised PM Modi
Ajit Pawar said that the country is progressing under the leadership of PM Modi. He is also popular in other countries. Everyone supports him and appreciates his leadership. We will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections with them (BJP) and that is why we have taken this decision.
Will do everything for the betterment of Maharashtra
Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said, earlier NCP had 7 MLAs in Nagaland and on the decision of the party all the MLAs went with BJP. If we can go with BJP in Nagaland then why can’t we go with BJP here also? We will do everything for the betterment of Maharashtra.