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Sharad Pawar resignation: NCP workers, leaders tear up, protest after party chief steps down

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The political corrdiors in Maharashtra have received a huge jolt as Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar announced his resignation from the post.

His announcement at the launch of his authobiography in Mumbai’s Yashwantrao Chavan centre came as a shock to everyone including the party leaders and supporters who broke down and erupted in slogans asking him to take his resignation back. NCP workers staged a flash protest outside YB Chavan Centre in the city.

The NCP workers in Thane have gone on hunger strike and have said they will not call it off until Sharad Pawar takes his resignation back. The emotional workers held prints of his photos and they sloganeered, “Sharad Pawar aage badho, hum tumhare saath hai [We swear our alleigance to you],”

Meanwhile, another NCP worker wailed and urged the senior leader to not quit. The man was very distraught and those sitting beside him had to get up from their seats and console him.

“We’re not ready to accept your decision of resigning from the post of NCP president. We want you to reconsider your decision,” said NCP leaders including Chhagan Bhujbal, Jitendra Awhad and Dilip Walse Patil

NCP leader Jayant Patil also broke down and said, “Not just for Maharashtra Politics, it is imporant that he [Sharad Pawar] holds his position.” He was being consoled by a visibly upset Anil Deshmukh.


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