Ajit Pawar Clarifies Decision to Join BJP, Cites Alignment with Modi and Shah’s Governance Style

Hinting towards elder statesman Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar asserted that his alignment with the NDA was not intended as a sign of disrespect towards seasoned leaders

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Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader, Ajit Pawar, has taken to social media to address concerns surrounding his decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In a bid to clarify his stance and garner support for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state, Ajit Pawar emphasized his commitment to providing essential services to the people of Maharashtra.

Hinting towards elder statesman Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar asserted that his alignment with the NDA was not intended as a sign of disrespect towards seasoned leaders. Instead, he highlighted similarities in his approach to governance with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Expressing his determination to engage with citizens and elucidate his rationale behind joining hands with the BJP, Ajit Pawar underscored the importance of prioritizing the state’s development agenda. He emphasized that his decision was driven by a desire to enhance the well-being of Maharashtra’s populace, rather than betraying the party or its leadership.

Speaking at a farmers’ rally in Baramati, Ajit Pawar rallied support for the NDA, citing overwhelming public sentiment favoring Prime Minister Modi’s leadership. He vowed to redouble his efforts and collaborate closely within the Mahayuti (ruling alliance) to secure a resounding victory for the NDA in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, aiming for an ambitious target of 400 seats.

In a strategic move to retain support from NCP voters amidst factional divides, Ajit Pawar sought to reassure constituents that his actions did not amount to disrespecting or betraying Sharad Pawar. With recent developments leading to a division within the NCP and the allocation of party name and symbol, Ajit Pawar’s faction faces the challenge of maintaining its electoral base.

By addressing concerns over loyalty and allegiance, Ajit Pawar aims to consolidate support within his faction and prevent a potential exodus of NCP voters to rival factions. The success of his outreach efforts may hold significant implications for the political landscape of Maharashtra, shaping the dynamics of the upcoming elections in 2024.

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