Jitendra Awhad NCP MLA Quits General Secretary Post
Mumbai: Jitendra Awhad, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA, resigned as National General Secretary on Wednesday. His statement comes just one day after Maharashtra’s most heavyweight leader Sharad Pawar quit as the NCP’s president.
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Awhad claims that all of Thane’s office bearers have resigned with him. NCP politician Jitendra Awhad told to media, “I have resigned from my post of National General Secretary and have sent my resignation to NCP chief Sharad Pawar.” After Pawar Saheb’s statement (to resign as party head), all Thane NCP office bearers resigned as well.”
Pawar resigned as president. The political corridors of Maharashtra have been shaken by the resignation of Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar.
Pawar announced his decision by saying, “I have three years left in Rajya Sabha.” I shall no longer run for office in the future. During the next three years, I will focus more on issues affecting the state and the country. I will not take on any new duties. On May 1, 1960, I began my political career. We celebrated May Day yesterday. After such a long political career, one must consider coming to an end. Greed must be avoided. After so many years, I will never accept the position of adhering to a post. As a result, you may feel unsettled. However, I have decided to step down as NCP chief.”
His statement during the opening of his book in Mumbai’s Yashwantrao Chavan Centre stunned everyone, including party leaders and supporters, who burst into tears and chanted slogans urging him to quit. NCP workers held a short demonstration outside the city’s YB Chavan Centre.
The NCP workers in Thane have gone on hunger strike and have stated that they would not end it till Sharad Pawar retracts his resignation. “Sharad Pawar aage badho, hum tumhare saath hai [We swear our allegiance to you],” the emotional employees chanted.
“We are not prepared to accept your decision to resign as NCP president.” “We want you to reconsider your decision,” stated NCP leaders Chhagan Bhujbal, Jitendra Awhad, and Dilip Walse Patil.
NCP politician Jayant Patil also broke down, saying, “Not just for Maharashtra Politics, it is critical that he [Sharad Pawar] retains his position.” Anil Deshmukh, who was visibly upset, was consoling him.
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