Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) founder Sharad Pawar announced that he will be attending the Election Commission of India (ECI) hearing on October 6 in Delhi regarding the split within his party. Pawar, speaking to reporters in Maharashtra’s Pune district, stated that he has received the summons and will be presenting his side at the hearing. He emphasized that everyone knows who the founder of the party is.

The split in the NCP occurred on July 2 when Sharad Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar led a rebellion and joined Maharashtra’s Eknath Shinde government with eight MLAs. Both factions of the NCP have approached the ECI with claims to the party name and symbol.

Sharad Pawar acknowledged that some individuals have taken a different political stand, but he refrained from commenting on it, respecting their right in a democracy. However, he reiterated that those who have aligned themselves with the BJP cannot be considered part of the NCP, as the party does not accept such compromises.

Sharad Pawar also mentioned that the opposition bloc INDIA will finalize its next course of action in the coming days. He expressed confidence that after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, people’s desire for change will become evident.

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