Ajit Pawar, state NCP chief Sunil Tatkare, and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal are facing probes for alleged irregularities while in office.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says government is ready for investigation in all cases but rules out resignation of ministers.
NCP chief advises ex-CM to study politics, instead of questioning him.
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“If that self-respect is awakened, then maybe (snap) polls may come soon (in Maharashtra),” Pawar said.
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.
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