According to NCP leader Praful Patel, Ajit Pawar will be participating in the NDA meeting scheduled in Delhi. “Ajit Pawar and I will both attend the NDA meeting in Delhi tomorrow,” stated Patel as reported by ANI.
Ajit Pawar on Friday had announced that he would attend, along with the party’s working president Praful Patel, a meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convened by Prime Minister Modi in the national capital on July 18.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former CM Chandrababu Naidu will also attend the NDA meeting at the Ashoka Hotel on Tuesday. Both the parties are ex-alliance partners of the NDA.
Praful Patel, speaking to reporters about their meeting with estranged party founder Sharad Pawar, said, “Today, Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare and I met Sharad Pawar at YB Chavan Centre. We again requested him to keep NCP united, and he listened to us but did not say anything on it.”
Ajit Pawar and several ministers from his faction held a meeting with Sharad Pawar on Sunday as well. This marked the first encounter between the uncle and nephew since Ajit’s revolt and subsequent inclusion in the Eknath Shinde government on July 2.