‘Party Has Never Neglected Me, Went To Washroom’: Ajit Pawar On Leaving NCP Meet Midway


New Delhi: Sharad Pawar’s nephew and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar Monday has given a clarification on the question of leaving the meeting midway and not addressing the NCP’s national convention saying the media is spreading misleading news about him. “My party has never neglected me. I am not angry or disappointed with the party leadership. It has given me key posts. I was made deputy chief minister, leader of the opposition (in the Assembly),” the Baramati MLA told reporters here.

At the same time, Ajit Pawar responded to the question of opposition parties’ support for the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. Congress has started this journey on its own, he said. This is not the UPA’s Bharat Jono Yatra and they haven’t even talked to us about it, but it is a big trip.

It is being told that after Sharad Pawar, he wanted to speak on the stage but Jayant Patil was given a chance to speak in his place, due to which he left in anger. After the drama on the full stage, it is said that all is not well in the NCP.

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Refuting such talk, the former deputy CM said, “I was sitting on the stage since morning. It is natural for a human being to feel the need to go to the washroom. But the media blew it out of proportion.” 

Among those who addressed the eighth national convention of the party held in Delhi on Sunday were senior leaders P C Chacko, Chhagan Bhujbal, Supriya Sule, Jayant Patil, Amol Kolhe and Fouzia Khan.