The party also decided to appoint senior leader Nawab Mallik as state NCP vice president and chief spokesperson, party’s state unit president Sunil Tatkare announced on Saturday.
The Congress (42) and NCP (41) together have 83 MLAs in the house of 288. The BJP (122) and Shiv Sena (63), the ruling parties, together have 185 MLAs.
Party chief Sharad Pawar broke his silence and came out in Bhujbal’s defence only after the latter called on him on Thursday.
Chhagan Bhujbal meets NCP chief.
Bhujbal, his son Pankaj, and nephew Sameer, have been booked by the ACB in graft cases involving development of a public library plot in Mumbai’s Santacruz.
ACB officials confirmed to The Indian Express that several teams of officers are at this moment conducting searches in Mumbai as well as out of the city.
The ‘scam’ worth Rs 350 crore includes alleged fraud in loan disbursements taken from district cooperative banks.
The body of the former minister will now be taken back to his native village in Shrirampur taluka for final funeral rites.
Malik wondered if the party was going same way on Jaitapur, basing his doubts on the timing of Kadam’s statement, when Uddhav was in Europe.
33.5-km Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro is touted to be Mumbai’s first and the country’s longest underground Metro rail corridor.
The NCP is the single largest party in the PMC. It had joined hands with Congress to retain power after the 2012 civic polls.
Both parties are working on several initiatives on issues such as the condition of roads as well as sanitation.
Vidarbha accounts for 60 seats and Marathwada 48 seats, together accounting for nearly 85 per cent of the strength.
A post poll alliance formed between the NCP and Congress for the 111-member Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
In Aurangabad, the Congress won only 10 seats, NCP 3 seats and others managed 19 seats.