MAHARASHTRA Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday said no one should play spoilsport in a coalition Government, after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s comment. The allotment of Cabinet berths is the prerogative of head of every ruling party in a coalition, Pawar, who is also an NCP leader, told reporters in Baramati town of Pune. He further said Sharad Pawar, being head of the NCP, takes all decisions including allotment of Cabinet berths to the party leaders.
“It should be respected instead of making any unwarranted comments,” he said. NAWAB MALIK REFUTES SENA’S STATEMENT: Anil Deshmukh is not an “accidental Home Minister” of Maharashtra and if shortcomings have been brought forward in Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, then, it should be taken in a positive manner, said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Sunday. “Anil Deshmukh Ji has been an MLA five times and he held the office of a State Minister for 18 years. Pawar Saheb (NCP chief) would have given him the responsibilities after thinking carefully. He is not an accidental Home Minister,” Malik told ANI.