MAHARASHTRA Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would work hard for people of the State. NCP sources said this was an indication that the nephew of party chief Sharad Pawar had spurned all efforts to persuade him to rescind his shocking move to back the BJP. Ajit Pawar also changed his Twitter bio to ‘Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra’ and ‘Nationalist Congress Party Leader’. Responding to Modi’s congratulatory message after his sudden swearing in as Dy CM on Saturday, Ajit Pawar in a tweet thanked the Prime Minister.
“Thank you Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji. We will ensure a stable Government that will work hard for the welfare of the people of Maharashtra,” he tweeted. He also thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah, other Central Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, BJP working president J P Nadda and other BJP leaders for their good wishes on his taking charge as the Deputy Chief Minister.
‘I am with NCP; Sharad Pawar our leader’
A DAY after his stunning volte face, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday said he was still with the NCP, adding Sharad Pawar continued to be his leader. In a series of tweets after thanking BJP leaders for their congratulatory messages, Ajit Pawar also said the “BJP-NCP alliance” will provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years. “I am in the NCP and shall always be in the NCP and @PawarSpeaks Saheb is our leader.
Our BJP-NCP alliance shall provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the State and its people,” the 60-year-old leader tweeted. “There is absolutely no need to worry, all is well. However a little patience is required. Thank you very much for all your support,” he tweeted.