Pune, the home district of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, has always been a bastion of the party.
NCP said the ground situation would not change with CM’s apology and sought steps to prevent recurrence of such unsavoury incidents.
CM pays a quiet visit, BJP state president cheers up local unit.
Sameer, Chhagan Bhujbal and his son Pankaj are being probed by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the state government to probe the alleged irregularities.
Thousands of people today bid a tearful adieu to R R Patil as the former Maharashtra deputy chief minister was cremated here with state honours.
The byelections brought the Congress and the NCP back together, as it did the BJP and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.
While the hospital remained tight-lipped on his present condition, sources said that Patil suffered from multiple organ failure.
Manikrao Thakre dared the ruling BJP to lure even a single Congress MLA and get him re-elected on BJP ticket.
‘The NCP will have to give importance to youth, students and women wing in the party.’
The NCP chief, however, did not make any direct reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Most important issue for the new govt is religion and not inflation or suicide of farmers, say leaders at 2-day meet.
The NCP leaders said Modi and Pawar are making development a common cause and mending fences.
NCP defeated RPI by a margin of 458 votes in the Jijamata Hospital (Prabhag 43 A) bypoll.
Political parties are plagued by dissent, candidates are rebels fighting official candidates of own party.
The Kelkar committee report is likely to be tabled by the government in the ongoing winter session at Nagpur.