Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) faced a major setback today as nine of its MLAs took oath at the Raj Bhavan in the presence of Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis. Among those who were sworn in, Ajit Pawar assumed office as Deputy Chief Minister. Speculation is rife regarding the alleged involvement of Praful Patel in orchestrating the NCP’s downfall, with claims that he served as the intermediary between Ajit Pawar and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Furthermore, rumors suggest that Praful Patel may be rewarded with a union ministry position within the BJP at the central level for his audacious move.
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