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Ajit says Sharad Pawar will decide on NCP-Cong ties

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Pawar said only the NCP chief would take a call on whether to keep the ties intact or not. Pawar said only the NCP chief would take a call on whether to keep the ties intact or not.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Sunday said the final call on NCP’s alliance with the Congress for the forthcoming Assembly elections would be decided by party chief Sharad Pawar.

To a query pointing towards public statements of Congress leaders such as Patangrao Kadam and Prateek Patil about severing ties with the NCP in the wake of the alliance’s poor show in the Lok Sabha elections, Pawar said only the NCP chief would take a call on whether to keep the ties intact or not, adding that he had nothing to say on the matter.

The Congress-NCP combine managed to win only six Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra out of the total 48.

Meanwhile, Pawar said a group of officials from the city police, civic bodies and private contractors concerned would be formed soon for implementation of CCTV cameras in both Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.

He issued an order to this effect on Sunday. Pawar was on his first official tour to Pune since the Lok Sabha election results.

Pawar, who chaired a meeting to oversee the status of installation of CCTV cameras here, also asked officials to take a review of the work every fortnight.

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